Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki was once protecting extra than simply the function line over the weekend.
“Borocop” Borowiecki lived as much as his title Sunday afternoon after he thwarted a would-be theft within the Gastown district of Vancouver.
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The 30-year-old NHL professional noticed a person wreck the window of a parked automotive and pull out a backpack. That’s when, consistent with the Ottawa Citizen, he ordered the suspect to drop the products. The person declined and as a substitute took off towards Borowiecki on his motorcycle — permitting the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman to clothesline him.
“I instructed him to offer me the bag and he was once telling me to get out of the way in which,” he stated following Monday’s observe.
Borowiecki wrestled the person to the bottom and sooner or later recovered the backpack.
In a commentary got by way of CBS Sports activities, Vancouver Police stated they have been “thankful” for Borowiecki’s intervention.
“We’re thankful for Mark’s help and do counsel that if anyone does witness a criminal offense to instantly notify the Vancouver Police and to stick protected.”
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It was once now not instantly transparent if the suspect was once apprehended. The bag was once stated to comprise passports and different treasured pieces.
The Senators poked amusing at Borowiecki’s heroism Tuesday with an edited clip from the 1987 movie “RoboCop.”