Bodycam video shows officer nearly run over by theft suspect

Bodycam video shows officer nearly run over by theft suspect
Published: Jan. 5, 2018 at 1:13 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2018 at 4:21 AM EST
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WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Newly-released body camera video from Cincinnati Police show tense moments and tremendous bravery as officers apprehend a theft suspect in the middle of a busy intersection.

Police say Howard Fisher, 57, stole a chainsaw from the Sears location on Glenway Avenue Dec. 11.

Fisher is seen in the video fleeing from police across a busy intersection and entering the passenger door of a car that was not his.

As officers approached the car, Fisher attempted to drive away from the passenger seat, court records show.

As the car engine revs, an officer stood in front of the car, which was not in gear, the video shows.

Police had to use a Taser stun gun on Howard and pull him from the passenger seat to get him to comply and take him into custody and arrest him without further incident or danger to them or the public.

Fisher was convicted by plea Tuesday of theft and obstructing official business.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 23.

Howard also is now under a court order to stay away from all Sears locations.

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