Pizza Delivery Man Hailed A Hero After Tripping Suspect Who Attempted To Escape Police

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A pizza delivery man is being praised for his swift efforts in stopping a suspect who was on the run from the police, reports Insider

Tyler Morrell was on the clock, delivering a box of pizza when he got caught in the middle of a high-speed chase. A doorbell camera caught the entire moment on video and was posted to TikTok. According to the Brookhaven Police Department, the pursuit occurred at around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving a call about a stolen Kia. The suspect, an unnamed  17-year-old, crashed on Preston Street in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, according to WPVI. 

When the suspect tried taking off on foot Morrell stepped in tripping the perp, and causing him to fall to the ground. Police arrested the teen along with a 19-year-old who was in the passenger seat, reports note. 

“I started walking towards the road, but I couldn’t do anything with my hands because I’m holding the pizza, so I just stuck my leg out,”

Morrell told the outlet. 

Brookhaven Chief of Police Michael Vice thanked Morrell for his quick thinking.

“He gave us the help we needed, by tripping him it gave us the time to catch up with the gentleman… In this case, this guy ultimately saved the day,”

he said. 

Morell was still able to deliver the pizza to the residence with customers giving him a “10 out of 10” review.  

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