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When Mikaela Kellner, a Swedish policewoman, was spending some quality time while off-duty with her friends in a park in Stockholm, she didn’t know there would be a call for duty. As soon as she got to know that one of her friends’ phone has been stolen, she immediately ran for the suspect and pinned him to the floor. The photo that caught her unawares was posted by her on her Instagram account and has gone viral.
In the picture, Kellner is dressed in a bikini and can be seen slamming him to the floor with her knee as her friend helps her in the action. “My first intervention while wearing a bikini during my 11 years as a police officer. It was fun,” reads the caption.
When the women were sunbathing, this man came to sell some newspapers and magazines, to which, the girls refused. He still lingered on. That’s when Kellner suspected something wasn’t right with the man. She told her friends to take care of their belongings. As soon as he left, one of her friends couldn’t find her phone.
Kellner immediately ran towards him, beat him and arrested him.
“There was no time, so I ran after him, maybe 15 metres or so. One of my friends is also a police officer, so we got hold of him. He tried to get away so we held onto him harder,” she told The Local.
She has been an officer for over 11 years now but it was her first time to catch a thief while wearing a bikini. “When I sat there I looked over at our other two friends who are not police officers and realised that it probably looked pretty funny. But I would have stepped in no matter my outfit,” she was quoted as saying.