Police chief catches suspects after foot chase

6:27 PM, Feb 5, 2013   |    comments
James T. Akagi
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A local police chief saw a little action Monday after running down two suspects.

Oak Ridge Police Chief Jim Akagi says he was almost hit by a speeding car as it raced by. He jumped in his cruiser and started chasing them.

The chief says the two suspects jumped out of the car and started running after them on foot. After a little bit, Akagi says he caught the two guys who were half his age.

"I would never ask them to do something that I wouldn't at least attempt to do. I don't always do it, but on this one, I just happened to attempt to do it and was lucky enough to catch one of them. It's something I expect them to do and I try to hold myself to the same standard whenever possible," he said.

Akagi says both men will face multiple charges including evading arrest. He says they have long criminal histories.

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