A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he stole a car, drove it the wrong way down two major streets, caused an elderly woman to crash her car and then ran off through a neighborhood, only to be tackled by an alert citizen who noticed the suspect jogging past with a purse, Anchorage Police said.
Jedediah Smith was finally stopped near Lake Otis Parkway and East Tudor Road, in the backyard of Stephen Bauers, 59, who said he hit Smith and pinned him to the ground until police arrived moments later with a Taser.
"I used to wrestle," Bauers said. "When I get somebody on the ground, it's pretty tough to get me off 'em."
Smith is going to have a tough time in the city lock-up, when the other jailbirds find out he was bested by a guy more than twice his age.
Too bad. :)