Barefoot Provo Woman Catches Bike Thief

In other awesome, only-in-Provo news, a local woman recently tracked down a bike thief, rescued her husband’s ride, and had the culprit arrested. Here’s the scoop from the official Provo Police blog:

On October 8th, 2012 at approximately 10:30 pm a Provo resident called police to report their bike had just been stolen from the area of 200 S 500 W.  The victim, a 5’4” 24 year old female, chased the suspect barefoot for a few blocks before waving down a motorist.  The victim, who did not know the motorist, asked the stranger for help.  The motorist agreed and the victim got into the car where together they began to follow the alleged thief.  Once inside the car the victim called police and guided officers to the Smith’s parking lot at350 N Freedom Blvdwhere Officers took 50 year old Randy Johnson into custody. Randy was booked into the Utah County Jail for theft and failure to stop for police.“This is a great example of good people helping one another.  Citizens who are alert to suspicious activity, and report that activity, are one of the most valuable assets a police department can ask for.”  -Chief Rick Gregory

Way to go, barefoot Provo lady!

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