Riding a motorcycle through high traffic can be a stressful experience. And we don't even want to imagine what it's like to have to actually pursue someone on a motorcycle. Fortunately, we don't have to. Officer Troy Gurley of the Florence, Alabama police force recently attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations. The driver, 24-year-old Justin Sanders, figured he could use his Mazda3 to outrun the bike cop. Turns out, not so much.

Gurley pursued Sanders for nearly five minutes as the Mazda driver ran stop signs, swerved through traffic and raced through residential neighborhoods, but the perpetrator couldn't shake the tenacious and experienced rider. Other units soon joined the pursuit, and Sanders thought it best to leave the protection of his car to attempt to flee on foot. From there, it didn't take officers long to apprehend him. You can watch the video below for yourself.



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      Narom
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cops at the end clearly had excellent training, every single one went into the correct position when restraining someone on the ground. I'd imagine that video will be used for training new officers in the future. Good work officer.
      Gator
      • 1 Year Ago
      Only fun bit about being a cop.
      cooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Couldn't help remind of me of Grand Theft Auto as the "heat" increases
      Diesel
      • 1 Year Ago
      In an ideal world, we would not need cops, cause no crimes would ever be committed, unfortunately, that is not the world we live in, good job!
      ayeco
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very interesting. You definitely get a better feel of the speeds and what's going on with a helmet cam rather than a dashcam. Also, good thing the cops on the other street showed up during the foot chase. The suspect was blazing a trail and really out running the flatfoots.
        Offbԑatmammal
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ayeco
        have you ever tried running in bike boots! it's not a lot of fun (so really impressed with the speed he made on foot). Amazing riding by the LEO and the helmet cam footage is awesome as it shows how aware a rider has to be at every junction. It takes balls to ride a bike that well, the MO deserves a lot of respect for that days work
          BK
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Offbԑatmammal
          Exactly. The video shows how much more careful the police officer must be during the chase. As the perp blows through stop signs, the officer has to slow nearly to a stop and check the roads in each direction. Great job by the cop.
          StephenT
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Offbԑatmammal
          BK, you're right. I was born in that city and when they got into those side streets it is a very bumpy area. That one longest two lane street they were on is particularly bumpy and the crowns of the cross streets are very high.
      fatboats
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gotta admit, the way the bike officer was so alert about checking for cross traffic (left-right-left) and also, keeping the car in sight was awesome. Plus, it didnt seem like he was excessively speeding just enough to keep up with the guy and the communication was excellent. Amazing job officer Gurley!
      Get Squirly
      • 1 Year Ago
      I am amazed at how fell these guys can handle those bikes. 1) He is riding a motorcycle (a task in itself) 2) He is properly checking stop signs (left, right, left) and maintaining a relatively safe speed while keeping up with the suspect 3) He is also on the radio giving the location of the suspect. On a sidenote, I can't imagine chasing a suspect in the motorcycle boots lol
        Drakkon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Get Squirly
        And blitzing the diagonal railroad tracks. My heart skipped a beat.
      Blu3RSX
      • 1 Year Ago
      The camera during the foot chase was kind of interesting taking on a gaming FPS perspective...especially when the cop's arms would come into view.
      007 Vodka Martini
      • 1 Year Ago
      Damn, the 5-0 roll in style down there. Grandma Quis!
        Dvanos
        • 1 Year Ago
        @007 Vodka Martini
        haha!! No doubt!! At first i thought it was a Lincoln Towncar, i was like WTF??
      Vien Huynh
      • 1 Year Ago
      what a dumb guy, from running stop sign, now he got multiple charges.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Vien Huynh
        I\'m guessing he did something slightly worse than running a stop sign.
      brucec039
      • 1 Year Ago
      That was awesome to watch. It was like being on the bike. Thanks to the Police for their courage in this sort of situation.
      Clark
      • 1 Year Ago
      He tried to outrun the cops in a Mazda 3? He actually made the smarter choice to jump out and try and do it on foot.
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