Grandmother Tackles Man Fleeing Police, Taunts Him

A 40-year-old mother of five and grandmother of three tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing police in Washington state, reports the AP. She then pulled down his pants, showing everyone his little bum, and taunted him about being tackled by a grandmother.

According to the Tri-City Herald, Becky Powell was driving with her husband when she saw the man run from Richland police Captain Mike Cobb. When she saw how quickly the man was getting away, she told her husband to speed up and got out of the car to confront him. From the Tri-City Herald:

"I got into a football stance and said, 'You're going to stay here,' " Powell said. "He stiff-armed me and I just wrapped him up and threw him on the ground."

Powell said when she tackled Fry she grabbed onto his shorts and underwear, exposing his back side as they fell.

Another man helped her pin Fry down as police were able to catch up and put him in handcuffs, Powell said.

The Herald reports that Powell taunted him once he was in handcuffs:

"I whispered in his ear, 'How does it feel to be taken down by a mother of five and a grandmother of three?'"

She says that—surprisingly!—he did not look amused.

The AP notes that, while police appreciated Powell's actions, they warn others—even very strong grandmothers—to refrain from getting involved in police matters.

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