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The good Samaritans, an ex-rugby league player to be recognized for the help of a Texas police officer to take a suspect

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A police officer in Texas was a suspected criminal off the streets last week, thanks to a group of good samaritans, including one who is a bring to an end of a foot pursuit by literally tackling the man.

The Lewisville Police Department said on Facebook, the incident happened on the 22nd of June, as an Officer, Jeff Carey, and saw a man rummaging through a vehicle that appeared to have been stolen. When Carey stepped out of his vehicle to approach the man, he started running in and out of the way.

It was about two hours later, and police said Her and saw the suspect outside of a restaurant and jumped out of his vehicle to take him to the base.

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The foot pursuit, was spotted by Michael Barrera, who should just go back to the hotel, after breakfast with the family, and when his sister, forget it. The former rugby league player, told FOX4 that the opportunity to help presented itself to him.

Michael Barrera and his brother, George Barrera (right) pose with the officers, also helped to put an end to the chase, earlier this month.
(Lewisville Police Department)

“I used to play a lot of rugby in my day, you know, I’m a little older now, I still have this little wheel,” Barrera told FOX4. “It’s like a rugby ball, and go after it. Do you know the game ain’t over ’til it’s over.”

Carey said he was chasing the suspect, he saw a “blur” on the left side, which turned out to be a Barrera is the address of the defendant.

“As soon as I put the handcuffs on a suspect, my mind goes straight to my car,” Carey said.

Michael Barrera, a former rugby player, which helped us to tackle a suspect during a chase, on foot, on the 22nd of June.
(Lewisville Police Department)

When Barrera went after the suspect and his uncle George stood guard over the empty police cruiser.

“I don’t want anyone to get something out of my car and I open the door, you know, the one that used to be my instinct to stay back,” he told FOX4.

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A third man, who was not named, will also help with the help of the police to catch the suspect.

A third man who was also at the police station.
(Lewisville Police Department)

Authorities say that with the help of the three men, they were able to recover a stolen vehicle and the arrest of the suspect, who was charged with two counts of evading arrest.

“We believe in community policing, and these three men are an example of how working together can help keep our community safe,” the ministry said. “No, thank you, that’s you and our other Brothers and sisters in Blue and our Green Guardians.”

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Barrera told FOX4 that, in order to help, it was the least she could do.

“Once they are in the car and start their day, they got us back in it,” he said. “Lending a hand to a servant to be a blessing.”

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