The¬†West Covina Police Department said in a statement that it released video of¬†a suspect being tackled by an officer ‚Äúto show the suspect‚Äôs threatening actions prior to being taken into custody.‚ÄĚ That‚Äôs almost certainly true, but they couldn‚Äôt be blamed for wanting to release the footage just because it‚Äôs really, really cool.
‚ÄĒ West Covina Police (@WestCovinaPD) February 28, 2017
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.
‚ÄĒ ABC News (@ABC) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ Scott Gardner (@FCHSjagsfootbal) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ brady (@bgustavo) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ james cohen (@atogre_cohen) February 28, 2017
@ABC Excellent form. Got low, shoulders squared up through the midsection & exploded through impact. Someone get him an NFL contract
‚ÄĒ Joey O. (@JoeyO24) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ Jack Heretik (@JackHeretik) February 28, 2017
@ABC that cop tackles better than any player on the cleveland browns
‚ÄĒ brian craig (@brianc150) February 28, 2017
@ABC This police guy who came at this guys' behind, ain't he a professional football player, rugby player or something?
‚ÄĒ Thamsanqa Ngcobo (@Thami_Ngcobo_) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ Hank Fontenot (@HankFontenot) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ Don (@outlazymedia) February 28, 2017
@ABC that is how to lay out a punk
‚ÄĒ Chris Merino (@ChrisMerino41) February 28, 2017
Am impressive as the tackle was, people weren‚Äôt as blown away by the suspect‚Äôs batting technique ‚ÄĒ hopefully part of his sentence will be¬†to read all the tweets written about him.
@ABC That's not swinging. He's just tapping the windows. Weak ???
‚ÄĒ Jordan Hensley (@Slick_Hensley) February 28, 2017
@ABC he was knocking with the bat. Not too threatening. But it was a good tackle.
‚ÄĒ Roxana (@roximmigration) February 28, 2017
@ABC Batter: good hand movement‚Ä¶ needs a little bit higher of a lead leg kick though! 7/10
Tackler: perfect form! 10/10
‚ÄĒ A Davis (@PiltyBones) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ Merrill Lynch (@MerrillLynched) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ Cameron Briggs (@CameronBriggs3) February 28, 2017
@ABC he needs to fire his right hip to avoid dropping his bat. Only going to hit pop ups with that swing.
‚ÄĒ Old Tom (@oldtomsvoice) February 28, 2017
@ABC : I have never seen anyone less serious about doing damage with a baseball bat. Form is good; execution weak.
‚ÄĒ Lisa Colyer (@ColyerLisa) February 28, 2017
@ABC Spring Training is here. Needs to work on his swing
‚ÄĒ Resign Stills (@dimambro26) February 28, 2017
@ABC kids hitting a pi√Īata at a birthday party swing the bat harder than this guy
‚ÄĒ Natalie P ? (@Natalieeekbye) February 28, 2017
‚ÄĒ CJ Harrell (@CjHarrell35) February 28, 2017
@ABC Poor fella, this had to be his most unsuccessful attempt at being successful.
‚ÄĒ Bridget Waldron (@bswaldron) February 28, 2017
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