Taxi passengers had front row seats to the heroic actions of a police officer in Pretoria recently. The passengers filmed the cop arresting criminals who were allegedly involved in a robbery.
A video was shared online by South Africa Live on Thursday which showed a police officer apprehending a couple of thugs who had been linked to a robbery.
Briefly.co.za learned the incident reportedly took place in Marabastad in Pretoria.
"Officer single-handedly stopped a vehicle with criminals involved in a robbery, Marabastad PTA. Stolen items and two illegal firearms recovered. Well done," the video was captioned.
The cop was hailed a hero on social media and South Africans praised him for his bravery.
Chris Muller commented: "Well done sir...Wish there were more officers like you in this country."
William Mbuzi wrote: "Well done you deserve a promotion!"
Jez Mukwevho said: "Our own real-life Chuck Norris. Bravo!"
CJ Keuler added: "I honestly don't think we appreciate our law enforcement officers enough. A dangerous and thankless job... Well done!"
Cornel Delport said: "You sir deserve all those medals the commissioner has on."
Another social media user praised the cop for his bravery but added he should be careful or he could lose his life next time.
Hilton Fana Nceba Ndlela commented: "Well done but next time don't try to be a hero, you'll die. Your life comes first and your family, colleagues and friends still need you."
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