A pizza delivery driver from south Philadelphia is being praised by the police and people in his neighborhood for tripping a suspect who was being chased.
NBC said that on Sunday afternoon (April 16), police in Brookhaven, a neighborhood about 30 minutes from Philadelphia, were involved in a car chase after someone stole a car. But the chase ended quickly when the suspect’s car hit a pole in front of a house where a pizza delivery driver named Tyler was delivering an order.
The news outlet got a home video of the incident, in which a voice can be heard saying:
That’s a high-speed chase.
After the car hit the pole, the suspect, who was only known to be a 17-year-old male, ran past Tyler. Tyler’s only choice was to put out his foot and trip the young suspect, which let the police catch up to him.
In the video, you can hear the police officers telling the suspect to “get on the ground.”
Cocco’s Pizza, where Tyler works, posted a video of what happened to their Facebook page with the following message:
Sorry for the inappropriate language, but we thought it was warranted. Special shoutout to our delivery driver Tyler, who assisted the Brookhaven police today, and STILL delivered the food unharmed!!
In the comments section, many people said nice things about the delivery guy. One person wrote:
Tyler well done man…. Pizza and perp delivered in 30 minutes or its on us… What a great video….. What a great job…. Delco pride on this one. Give that guy a raise and put him in for an award.
Another comment read:
That was great! Way to go pizza man! He deserves a medal for that!
Brookhaven Police also posted the video to their account and even offered Tyler a job on the force if he ever wanted to join:
Thank you sir for the assist!!! If you’re interested in a job we are always looking for good people. Coccos Pizza Aston. -You have great employees!
Naturally, more people on the Internet praised Tyler’s ability to think quickly.
TYLERRRRRRRR!!!!! Awesome police and awesome dude!!!! I have also watched this hundreds of times already and prob gonna watch hundreds more and it’s just as good every time.
NICE job DELCO […],
Thanks for taking yet another criminal off the streets. Great work by the police and the pizza guy. Brookhaven police always keeping us safe,
someone else added.
After everything that has happened, Tyler might be in the wrong business after all.