The West Covina Police Department said in a statement that it released video of a suspect being tackled by an officer “to show the suspect’s threatening actions prior to being taken into custody.” That’s almost certainly true, but they couldn’t be blamed for wanting to release the footage just because it’s really, really cool.

Christopher Rivas, 28, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest after walking up to the police station with a baseball bat Monday morning and swinging at the windows, sending three women who were just inside the glass running for cover.

One officer who was outside the station saw what was happening and went for the low tackle.

Am impressive as the tackle was, people weren’t as blown away by the suspect’s batting technique — hopefully part of his sentence will be to read all the tweets written about him.