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VIDEO: Trucker with ‘skills of a linebacker’ takes down fleeing suspect, police say


A Florida sheriff shared video of the wild moment that a “mystery” trucker tackled a fleeing suspect in order to help police end a pursuit.

On June 15, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) shared a video titled “FLEEING SUSPECT LEARNS THE HARD WAY ABOUT THE HEART OF A TRUCK, AND THE SKILLS OF ITS DRIVER.”

From MCSO:

Truckers are used to taking part in long convoys, but this convoy looked a little different. As he stood next to his semi, the Good Samaritan truck driver watched a line of MCSO deputies running after a fleeing man. It felt right to help. So the mystery trucker, with skills of a linebacker and the heart of a truck “stop” stepped in and created the wall that people joke about hitting when they have a bad headache. And just like that, 19-year old Robert Lee Clark was eastbound and down.

The Good Samaritan was just taking a break when the cavalry came though. It was a Smokey and the Bandit moment, but backwards. Watch as he seized the moment and tackled Clark dropping the rubber to the road like never before.

Clark, of Port St. Lucie, wasn’t physically hurt, but his pride was a little injured. He was charged with possession of a weapon with an altered serial number, resisting arrest, and tampering with evidence.

We thank the driver for stepping in, although we don’t recommend engaging with fleeing suspects, just for your safety.

Check out aerial video of the truck driver’s NFL-worthy tackle below.


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