Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki was defending extra than simply the aim line over the weekend.
“Borocop” Borowiecki lived as much as his identify 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 break the window of a parked automotive and pull out a backpack. That’s when, in response to the Ottawa Citizen, he ordered the suspect to drop the products. The person declined and as an alternative took off towards Borowiecki on his bike — permitting the 6-foot-2, 205-pound defenseman to clothesline him.
“I informed him to present me the bag and he was telling me to get out of the best way,” he stated following Monday’s apply.
Borowiecki wrestled the person to the bottom and ultimately recovered the backpack.
In an announcement obtained by CBS Sports activities, Vancouver Police stated they have been “grateful” for Borowiecki’s intervention.
“We’re grateful for Mark’s help and do suggest that if anyone does witness against the law to instantly notify the Vancouver Police and to remain protected.”
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It was not instantly clear if the suspect was apprehended. The bag was stated to include passports and different useful gadgets.
The Senators poked enjoyable at Borowiecki’s heroism Tuesday with an edited clip from the 1987 movie “RoboCop.”