- The Washington Times - Friday, July 29, 2016

A recent Instagram photo showing an off-duty, bikini-clad police officer tackling a pickpocketing suspect has gone viral.

Mikaela Kellner, who had been sunbathing in a Stockholm park with fellow off-duty officers, sprang into action after a suspicious man posing as a magazine seller swiped a cell phone, Time magazine reported on Friday.

“I just acted on instinct and didn’t think about it so much until after we had pinned him down,” Ms. Kellner told Stockholm news site The Local, according to Time. “When I sat there, I looked over at our other two friends who are not police officers and realized that it probably looked pretty funny. But I would have stepped in no matter my outfit.”

Of course, Ms. Kellner is not just your average cop. According to her Instagram page, she’s a power lifter and CrossFit athlete as well as a former contestant on Swedish Ninja Warrior.

In other words, the poor guy didn’t stand a chance.


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