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Plainclothes Florida sheriff stops runaway suspect in viral TikTok


A man on the run ran into what appeared to be a regular guy wearing shorts and a t-shirt; little did he know a popular Florida Sheriff was arresting him.

According to WFLA, a Volusia County Sheriff’s deputy pulled Michael Becht over on Thursday. During the traffic stop, Becht said he would pull over to a parking lot to not block traffic. The deputy agreed to his request, and once the deputy turned his back, Becht stepped on the gas to get away.

Becht weaved through I-4 traffic and ended up in Daytona Beach, where he got blocked in at a traffic light. That’s when a regular-looking man with zip ties came up to the car and grabbed the man’s hands.

That man was Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood. The interaction was captured on TikTok.

The man who recorded the video was amazing, saying, “goddamn Grandpa is strapped!”

Chitwood said he was on his way home from a baseball game when he learned about the pursuit and joined in.

Becht has been charged with fleeing an officer and driving with a suspended license.

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