This is the moment the pizza delivery hero helped the police catch a suspected car thief by tripping him over his foot – and still sticks to his command.
Doorbell camera footage shows a calm-headed Tyler Morell, 29, of Delaware County, stopping the suspect as he attempted to flee police.
A delivery man appears at the front door of a customer’s home in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, before being distracted by the sound of a screeching car behind him.
The homeowner also exclaimed, “This is a high-speed chase!” Morel nonchalantly turns and wanders back toward the action unfolding before him.
Then the getaway car pulls up outside the house next door with two police cars in hot pursuit.
Doorbell camera footage shows pizza delivery man Tyler Morell at a customer’s door before being distracted by the sound of a car screeching behind him.
As the homeowner shouts, “It’s a high-speed chase!” Muriel nonchalantly turns and wanders back towards the events unfolding in the street
The two suspected car thieves stand in their car with two police cars in hot pursuit
One stays in the car, but the other attempts to flee on foot before being confronted by Muriel
The delivery man casually sticks his foot out, causing the suspect to fall into the arms of the cops
But as the suspect tries to flee on foot, he encounters Morel, who sticks out his leg and sends the man into the hands of the cops.
Morrell does all this while carrying a pizza box, casually dressed in sneakers, shorts, and a t-shirt.
Unfazed by the continued internment behind him, he returned to his duties and delivered his orders safely before departing.
Brookhaven police were so grateful for the ubiquitous hero that they jokingly offered him a job, sharing the video on Facebook along with the caption: “Thanks sir for the help!!! If you are interested in a job, we are always looking for the good people. Coccos Pizza Aston – you have great staff! “
His employers were equally impressed. “Special shout out to our delivery driver Tyler, who assisted Brookhaven Police today, and still delivered the food unharmed!!” they wrote on Facebook.
Morell tried to downplay his heroics in an interview with Fox 29.
“I honestly didn’t really think about doing anything, but stepping in. I was raised to step in if I saw something wasn’t right. So, I just wanted to do my part,” he said, adding, “I did everything I could to keep the cheese from slipping.”
So he suggested it CBS That he felt bad for hurting the suspect. I think I put my leg in too hard and ended up kicking him a little bit.
So, I have a little bit to show on my leg for that, but it is what it is. It certainly paid off in the end. I certainly didn’t wake up today coming here to do that. I thought I was just delivering pizza.
Some on social media suggested that he should be rewarded for his actions. Franklin Long commented on Facebook: “Nice move, hope he gets a big tip.”
Charlene Pugh said: “Give this guy a raise. Great job Tyler and Brookhaven PD.
Morrell tried to downplay his heroics, saying he only wanted to play his part in helping the cops
He joked about the pizza, adding, “I did everything I could to keep the cheese from sliding off.”
A GoFundMe page under Morrell’s name appears to have been created after Cocco was inundated with calls from people wanting to tip him.
The page reads: “Delco Delivery Pizza guy here, due to the high number of calls to my business with all the love and support I wanted to give those who order a chance to send me a tip! Thank you so much, I can’t believe how fast this train has moved! The Morrell Cheesesteak Company inspired by the tragic events of September 11th.”
Brookhaven Deputy Police Chief Mike later said he did not want the incident to encourage the public to become involved in police chases.
He said he “praised” Morell’s actions, but “we want people to know that we in general, we don’t want them to interfere,” adding, “We like to take care of it ourselves.”
Police confirmed that two teenagers, aged 17 and 19, were driving a stolen car.
The teens were charged with receiving stolen property, unauthorized use of a vehicle, desertion and evading police, possession of drugs and paraphernalia, resisting arrest and related traffic offences.