Well I don't mean to boast but my last set of shifts was great (please see my last post).
On my second night shift I was out with two others in plain clothes on an operation when a call comes in two males breaking into a car. We are only round the corner in a car we borrowed from CID so we get there and can't find the car in question. I get out and walk down a side street, there it is still with the two lads sat inside unbelievable!
As I approach the boy in the drivers seat looks straight at me, as I reach for the door handle he calmly pushes down the lock! CRAP! Then his mate is out and running, I give chase I manage to grab his hoody which comes off in my hands. Then time seemed to stop as he pauses, I look at him, he looks at me, I look at the hoody in my hands, then the foot chase begins again!! I manage to get on the air whilst running to give my location.
As I'm running he's looking back surprised I'm still hot on his heals and looking a little worried, for some reason I forgot I was in plain clothes and I didn't think to call out 'STOP POLICE' I called out 'WHEN I GET HOLD OF YOU I'M GONNA F**K YOU UP!' which is very out of character for me. I guess I've spending too much time with my footy fan colleagues which I followed with 'DON'T TRY TO OUTRUN ME I RUN MARATHONS!' I've never run more than the distance from my house to the train station before!
We run about 250 yards. Then coming towards us is a uniformed patrol, the driver pulls up in front of us and times the opening of her door perfectly, hitting him in the knees! The other PC runs around the patrol car and we both dive on the suspect!
Later I'm waiting to book the suspect into custody he says to me 'YOU'RE SAFE YOU ARE BRA, YOU WAS RIGHT BEHIND ME ALL THE WAY NOT LIKE THEM OTHER COPPERS.' I said ' WHY DIDN'T YOU STOP?' he replied 'I THOUGHT YOU WERE SOME HAVE AGO HERO GONNA FILL ME IN'
That's the second time in a week its been like in The Bill!
PS if you were wondering some of my colleagues caught the other one