A group of kids out for an Easter Egg hunt last month in the English town of Capel, Surrey, found themselves in the center of a police chase and decided to lend a helping hand in a most unusual way to the helicopter hovering above.
The kids were apparently in an open field, enjoying their Easter hunt, when they noticed a police helicopter buzzing overhead, then two men running through the field, in the opposite direction of the police. It didn’t take the kids long to figure out what was going on – or think of a way to offer assistance.
“The children quickly formed an arrow on the ground in the middle of a plowed field to guide the helicopter in the direction of the fleeing pair,” the Surrey Police Department said in a statement. “The helicopter crew relayed this information to officers on the ground and a short time later two men were arrested.”
The two suspects, ages 27 and 28, were wanted on suspicion of burglary.
“I’m sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search, but the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable,” said Sgt. Paul Sochon with the National Police Air Service.
— Lee Robinson (@leeboyrobinson) March 25, 2016
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