‘I gotta stop this guy before he hurts a little kid,’ man sacrifices body to stop chase

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CHICKASHA, Okla. — A high-speed motorcycle chase came to an end in Oklahoma when a concerned citizen took matters into his own hands. 

It was an intense game of chicken in Chickasha, Oklahoma, where a Kansas man named Floyd Briggs came out on top.

The chase ended across the street from Briggs.

Courtesy: KFOR-TV

Courtesy: KFOR-TV

Police had pursued a motorcycle for some time as the driver, Michael Coppedge, weaved through city streets and alleys.

"I said, 'I gotta stop this guy before he hurts a little kid,'" Oklahoma resident Floyd Briggs told KFOR-TV. "I ain’t no football player either."

In a matter of seconds, the man on the run was on his back.

Briggs stood in the street, forcing Coppedge to swerve around him and lose control of his bike.

“And he laid that bike over about here and slid all the way to that pickup,” Briggs said. “He got up, run around that fence right there and I just went after him.”

KFOR Motorcycle chase suspect

Courtesy: KFOR-TV

But Briggs managed to chase Coppedge right into the waiting arms of Chickasha Police, ending in his arrest.

“I was running out of steam very quick. I’m not very aerodynamic,” Briggs said.

Coppedge said the only reason he was running was because he didn’t have a license and/or insurance.

“That’s not a serious thing right there; you get a ticket, slap on the hand, pay your fine, and go fix your problem,” Briggs said.

But for neighbors who caught this camo’d cavalier in action, he’s got a message.

“I did use some language, that just isn’t how I talk, some of the words I used, I was pretty worked up. I’m sorry for that,” Briggs said.

An overall happy ending as no one was seriously injured in the chase.

Coppedge was released Monday afternoon, facing charges of eluding a police officer and leaving the scene of an accident involving damage.

Source: KFOR-TV

36 comments

  • Marcia Bivens

    I’m impressed by this guy’s heroic action. That had to be a scary thing to do. What I’m not impressed by is the poor grammar of someone (the tv reporter) whose stock in trade is the English language, i.e., “…the only reason he had ran…” They need a proofreader and a remedial English course for their staff.

  • jd

    It’s lucky this ended well… however I suggest the real question here focuses on police so often entering into high speed chases over misdemeanor offenses. These do often end in harm and/or tragedy. Pointless!

    • Fred Jones

      Accept the police didn’t know that at the time. He admitted he ran because of no license/insurance. Don’t be so quick to judge the police. They were going after a man they stopped and then he ran. For all they knew he had a gun on him and was a threat.

  • John Ell (@JohnM_Ell)

    Mock Americans all you like if it makes you feel better. Say “murica” and whatever other corruption and get it out of your system. This man took positive action; something that would never in a million years occur to any whiny coastal leftists, be they members of the womyn’s studies faculty of UC Berkeley, self-regarding media podpeople or precious artisanal cider-swilling neckbearded beta bois, whose sole stock in trade is words, mere words. He’s welcome in my neighborhood anytime.

  • ljr331

    I love Floyd. He had me at “Yeah, I ain’t no football player either!”
    Where can I join the ‘Floyd In The Road’ fan club?
    <3
    You made my day, Floyd. Seriously.

  • Charles

    Down here in Texas they won’t let the police chase motorcycles on city streets cause it is too dangerous.

  • bob

    And then he apologized to the neighbors for the language he used.

    A true gentleman in coveralls. Poke fun if you want, but that kind of many is the reason you have a country to live in and food in your mouth.

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