GOVEROTRAGEOUS: How many minutes did it take the police to respond?

Moment the people fight back: Mobile phone theft suspect is stopped in his tracks by HUGE rugby tackle from passer-by before middle-aged woman steps in to apply chokehold to stop him getting away

  • Footage shows the unidentified individual sprinting along St Thomas Street
  • The suspect was wearing black clothing and a surgical mask to cover his face
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By Jonathan Rose For Mailonline
Published: 10:01 EDT, 1 October 2022 | Updated: 11:44 EDT, 1 October 2022

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Several witnesses can be heard saying ‘call the police’, while one states: ‘Rob people and that’s what happens.’

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Police were called to St Thomas Street, SE1 on 29 September at 15.17hrs to reports of a robbery.

‘It was reported that a woman had her phone stolen by a male who was then detained by members of the public.

‘When officers arrived a short time later, the male and members of the public had left the scene. The phone had been recovered and was back in the woman’s possession.

‘There have been no arrests. Enquiries continue.’

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I found this interesting in that the public took care of the problem before the police responded.

Hopefully the thief got a few bruises to remind him of the error of his ways.  Glad that none of the “first responders” apparently weren’t injured. 

“When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”

What happens when the thief is willing to use deadly force to steal, rape, or kill?

“God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown

I trust honest citizens to be responsible.   And, they can be held accountable.