Grandma tackles suspect, taunts him

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- A 40-year-old woman tackled a 20-year-old man fleeing from police in Washington state, then taunted him about being taken down by a grandmother.

Richland police Capt. Mike Cobb tells the Tri-City Herald that Becky Powell was driving by Wednesday when she saw Joseph Lewis Fry run from officers. She told her husband to speed ahead of the fleeing man, and got out to confront him.

Powell says the man tried to stiff-arm her, but she felled him, pulling down his shorts in the process.

She says she got help pinning the man down and then ...

"I whispered in his ear, 'How does it feel to be taken down by a mother of five and a grandmother of three?,' " she said.

Fry didn't look amused, she said.

Cobb says police appreciated Powell's actions but warned people not to get involved in police matters. Cobb says the man ran because he had an outstanding warrant.

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