82-year-old WA man tackles felon

82-year-old WA man tackles felon

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 12 at 11:14 AM

LONGVIEW, WA -- An 82-year-old Washington man says he was a little sore but otherwise OK after tackling and helping police catch a felon one-third his age.

Terry Miracle says he was gardening in his back yard, when he heard police chasing after a suspect.

Soon, the man was in his backyard.

Miracle says that's when his old high school football moves came into play.

"And I launched at him, cross-body blocked, and basically whoop! and they basically trip over you, ha!" Miracle said.

The suspect took off again, but the delay gave police enough time to catch and arrest him.

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