A petty thief in Sweden was tackled by an off-duty police officer wearing nothing but a bikini after the criminal chose the wrong target to pickpocket. When Mikaela Kellner’s friend realized her phone was missing, the lovely cop sprang into action and took the perp down.
Kellner, who has worked as a law enforcement officer for over a decade and appeared on the TV show Ninja Warrior Sweden, was at a park with two female friends when a man approached them. He claimed to be selling magazines to benefit the homeless, a guise he used to swindle the unsuspecting women.
However, one of Kellner’s friends noticed that the man had made off with her phone. “I just acted on instinct and didn’t think about it so much until after we had pinned him down,” she told The Local Sweden. “When I sat there I looked over at our other two friends who are not police officers and realized that it probably looked pretty funny.”
The courageous Kellner was not concerned about her attire. “I would have stepped in no matter what my outfit. Had I been naked I would also have intervened,” she insisted. “Nothing will stop me.”
A bystander took a snapshot of Kellner’s epic takedown and posted it to social media, where it quickly went viral. Many commenters praised her instincts – and some joked that they, too, hope to get tackled by her one day.