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Grandma Tackles Man Fleeing Cops, Leaves Him Red-Faced and Bare-Assed

Becky Powell, a 40-year-old barkeep, was riding in the car with her husband and teenage son in Richland, Wash., when they saw a man running down the street, putting lots of pavement between himself and the cops in pursuit.

Deciding the cops would never catch up, she told hubby to go faster and get in front of the runner, who she learned later was Joseph Fry, 20, a panhandler who said he fled because of an outstanding warrant.

Powell popped out of the car: "I got into a football stance and said, 'You're going to stay here,' " she said. "He stiff-armed me and I just wrapped him up and threw him on the ground." Powell added that when she tackled Fry she grabbed his shorts and underwear, exposing his butt as they fell.


Another man helped her pin Fry down as police were able to catch up and put him in handcuffs, Powell told the Tri-City Herald. Grandma wasn't done with sonny, though. "I whispered in his ear, 'How does it feel to be taken down by a mother of five and a grandmother of three?' " Fry, she said, didn't look amused.

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