Met Police officers have been mocked online after a ‘sweet thief’ managed to take on two of them at once and get away despite being barefoot.
Videos show the officers getting into a brawl with the enraged 26-year-old woman in Willesden, north west London, on Friday afternoon.
‘Britain’s finest responding to theft of penny sweets from local newsagent, making hard work of bringing down perpetrator,’ one social media user captioned the video.
In a shocking attack, the woman grabs one Met Police officer by her hair as the cop tried to arrest her following reports she had assaulted two men and a woman.
While the suspected thief swings the policewoman around by her ponytail, her colleague unsuccessfully attempts to pull her off before the woman makes off down the road. Police later caught up with her, with two more officers needed to perform the arrest.
A video shows the shocking moment the woman grabs one of the Met police officers by her hair as the cop tried to arrest her
The male officer tries unsuccessfully to pull the woman off his colleague as they try to arrest her
The ‘sweet thief’ easily bats off the male officer and pushes his colleague into him
The woman flails one arm at the male officer as she continues to pull the hair of the female cop
The barefoot woman makes her escape after assaulting the officers, who then appeared to call for help
There have been claims that the woman had stolen penny sweets from a local newsagents, while police say they attended the scene following an alleged assault on three people.
Officers struggled to detain the woman as a crowd gathered around, the video shows.
As the pair try to arrest her, the male officer is easily batted off by her, as she starts flailing one arm at him and then pushes the female officer towards him.
She can then be seen making off down the road before the clip ends, as dumbfounded bystanders watch on and film the dramatic escape.
A second video shows that the officers eventually tracked the woman down, but continued in their laboured approach to arresting her.
The officers appeared to need back up as the woman was arrested by two other cops, with the clip showing them all gathered around her as she is sat against a wall.
Police eventually caught up with the woman, with two other officers arresting her
The woman continued with her aggressive behaviour, with the Met saying she then assaulted and racially abused the arresting officers.
While in custody, she is said to have assaulted another officer, who suffered a suspected broken nose.
The woman was subsequently detained under the Mental Health Act, police said.
The altercation took place on Friday afternoon on 151-153 Fortune Gate Road, NW10, police confirmed.
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