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Swedish policewoman makes arrest in bikini

Officer becomes a hit on social media after stopping a suspected thief while sunbathing

Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner is pinning a man to the ground who is suspected to have stolen a friend's mobile phone, in Stockholm Sweden, July 27, 2016. (Jenny Kitsune Adolfsson via AP)
Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner is pinning a man to the ground who is suspected to have stolen a friend's mobile phone, in Stockholm Sweden, July 27, 2016. (Jenny Kitsune Adolfsson via AP)

STOCKHOLM — She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn’t stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief.

A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden this week.

“My first intervention while wearing a bikini during my 11 years as a police officer,” she wrote on Instagram.

Kellner and three friends were sunbathing Wednesday in a Stockholm park, a homeless man selling newspapers approached, she told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

After he left, one friend noticed her phone was missing. Kellner and a fellow police officer gave chase.

Kellner said she didn’t hesitate to make the arrest while wearing a bikini.

“If I had been naked I would have intervened as well,” she said.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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