This is the moment an off-duty sheriff wearing just shorts and a T-shirt brings a runaway driver to book after joining in a high-speed police chase.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood, 59, joined in the chase after hearing the call for assistance on his personal radio.
In police bodycam video of the arrest, he is seen dragging driver Michael Becht, 23, out of his Mercedes saloon once it has finally been stopped by a tyre shredder.
Earlier Becht had been pulled over in a routine traffic stop for an obscured number plate in the city of Daytona Beach, Florida State, USA, on Thursday evening, 6th July.
After agreeing to pull into a car park he shot off leading to a highspeed highway chase along Interstate 4.
A video from a police helicopter following Becht shows him swerving through traffic and running at least one red light.
Volusia Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by Newsflash: “The Air One crew followed as Becht headed into Daytona Beach, swerving through traffic and avoiding stop sticks from units along the way.”
Becht was finally caught after his tyres were shredded and he found himself boxed in by heavy traffic.
In the bodycam video, Chitwood arrives wearing a fan T-shirt for minor league local baseball team Daytona Tortugas.
He then uses his unmarked vehicle to block in the Mercedes and helps pull Brecht from the driver’s seat.
Becht can be heard apologising and saying: “This was for the dumbest reason of all time too.”
To that, Chitwood responded: “I know, you could have killed 15 people within the last couple minutes.”
Becht was later charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement and driving with a suspended license.
He was booked at the Volusia County Branch Jail with a USD 5,500 (GBP 4,302) bond.