CRIME

Floyd Briggs, Oklahoma Man, Stands In The Road To Stop A Speeding Motorcyclist

04/29/2015 03:39 am ET | Updated Apr 29, 2015

Definitely do NOT try this at home.

When Floyd Briggs spotted a motorcycle speeding through his Chickasha, Oklahoma, neighborhood during a police pursuit, he took matters into his own hands.

“I said ‘I gotta stop this guy before he hurts a little kid,'” Briggs told the local NBC station KFOR.

Briggs jumped out into the road to physically stop the bike, which had been clocked at up to 63 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Michael Coppedge (Grady County Sheriff's Department)

Fortunately for Briggs, the speeding biker swerved to avoid him, wiped out and hit a parked car. The suspect, identified as Michael Coppedge, then allegedly fled on foot, according to a police report cited by the Chickasha Express Star.

Briggs took off after him.

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

Eventually, Briggs caught up to Coppedge and let him have it... with salty language.

Briggs later apologized for his choice of words.

“I did use some language that just isn’t how I talk," he told KFOR. "Some of the words I used, I was pretty worked up. I’m sorry for that."

Coppedge was arrested at gunpoint, according to the Express Star, and treated for injuries at a local hospital. Afterwards, he was transported to the local jail and charged with eluding police, reckless driving, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident involving damage and driving without insurance, the website reported. He was released on bond on Monday, according to jail records from the Grady County Sheriff's Department.

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