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Citizen helps cop arrest 7-foot man

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Citizen helps cop arrest 7-foot man

Follow the link folks, the pic of the officer standing next to the suspect is priceless.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/9317373/detail.html

A Cherokee County city plans to honor a Good Samaritan who helped a 5-foot, 4-inch female officer subdue a drug suspect who stands nearly 7 feet tall.

Officer Julie Ann Welch stopped a car on May 10 on Highway 5 because the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

She says the passenger, Mike Schmidt, of Canton, was acting suspiciously so she told him to get out of the car.

"He just continually disobeyed my commands," Welch tells WSB-TV. "He kept putting his hands in his pocket. He was shaking horribly."

Welch says she found cocaine and drug paraphernalia on Schmidt.

Her dashboard camera caught the following scene: As she starts to handcuff Schmidt, he struggles and tries to run but Welch refuses to let go.

"I would pull him backwards off balance and try to pull his shirt, but I couldn't reach that far up," she said.

Welch and Schmidt crossed the road and landed in a briar patch, still struggling.

Steve Walker saw what was happening, and helped Welch subdue the man.

"He showed up after we started rolling around in the briars," Welch said. "It makes the police department feel really good that our citizens support us in that manner and will come and help us."

The mayor and police chief will present Walker with a commendation for bravery at the next City Council meeting June 19.

Schmidt is free on bond. He declined to talk to WSB-TV.
 
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I wondering why, as it appears from the video, that as she took her sweet time in clicking he cuffs on him. Once she got the cuffing started, it seemed like it took forever.
 
Cross-X said:
I wondering why, as it appears from the video, that as she took her sweet time in clicking he cuffs on him. Once she got the cuffing started, it seemed like it took forever.

I thought that too when I saw it tonight.
 
It's possible that his wrists were so large she might have been having a problem getting the cuffs on him. I don't know - Jon??? Personally, I would have kicked the back on one of his knees with everything I had to get him down. Either that or kick up between his legs. [smile]
 
Pilgrim said:
There are proper jobs for men and there are proper jobs for women. Being a cop is not one of those for women.

And I am unanimous in that.
I generally agree with you - with some exceptions.

If a woman can pass the exact same physical tests as a man, then have at it, girl!

But if they reduce the requirements just so a woman can do a job, then no way.

And I'm unanimous in that [hmmm]
 
One word, complacency.
She should have sized him before she got him out of the car. It's not to hard to figure how big someone is when sitting in a car. He may have been very compliant with her so she didn't take him as any kind of a threat. She wasn't exactly in a rural area, back up probably was a few minutes away. There are times when you can see someone is real nervous and you take them out quickly but from his demeanor prior to the cuffing, she must have figured he was going to go easy.
Why she didn't jump up on his back and choke him, I'll never know. Ride him cowboy!

BTW: I ain't getting into the other argument!
 
I think what she was worried about was one wrist was cuffed. Makes a nice weapon. She was hanging on to that wrist by the looks of it.
 
JonJ said:


again....a very chunky girl....nothing much to grip on to....you could tell her excessive weight when the 7footer couldn't move very far or fast with her dragging behind....

I don;t think she could have climbed either...
 
daceman63 said:
again....a very chunky girl....nothing much to grip on to....you could tell her excessive weight when the 7footer couldn't move very far or fast with her dragging behind....

I don;t think she could have climbed either...

If there would have been a Snickers Bar taped to the guys head she would have climbed faster than a squirrel.
 
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I Cant believe anyone in that kind of physical condition would be allowed to be a police officer..
add to that the fact her dwarfish height and you have a woman whos too heavy to chase a supect and too small to prevent him from running in the first place..

a badge doest not command respect. physical presence does..
 
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derek said:
If there would have been a Snickers Bar taped to the guys head she would have climbed faster than a squirrel.

I almost fell off my chair...but yes, I agree....she would hve been up there pretty fast had that been the circumstance...[rofl]
 
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