A high speed bike chase caught on camera is racking up views on Facebook. The chase happened on Wednesday (16 February) along Shamrock Road around 3:30 pm. Police told Cayman 27 the rider of the bike, an 18-year-old man from Bodden Town, was signaled to stop. Instead, he sped off.
The police gave chase, as according to the pursuit policy and followed the rider to Spott’s dock where he jumped of the bike in such a haste that he fell. After picking himself up, the man can be seen sprinting over the beach, at which point the video ends. Police told Cayman 27, he then dove into the water, but was later arrested for a traffic related matter. So far, the video has racked up more than 3,000 views, since being posted 2 days ago.
The video received mixed reviews, some people praising officers for giving chasing, while others criticized the decision.
A spokesperson for the RCIPS tells Cayman 27, “We have a pursuit policy, and officers are required to pursue persons engaged in wrongdoing whenever they see it. All pursuits are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by officers and commanders, and in the event that conditions present a serious public safety danger, the pursuit may be called off.”