A detective in training with the Hartford, Connecticut police force spotted a stolen car on Friday, boxed it in, then had to chase down the suspect . . . all while he was wearing a bow tie and tap dancing shoes.
Apparently it's just part of his personal style, and his co-workers call him tap dancer.
A suspected car thief is in custody in Connecticut after a little soft-shoe from a gumshoe in training.
Hartford police say a detective trainee wearing tap shoes and a bow tie made an arrest after a foot chase on Friday when he spotted a stolen car and boxed it in.
Police say the driver got out and the officer, Jay Montrose, gave chase on foot, eventually catching 25-year-old Dante Flowers, who was then charged with numerous offenses including larceny and possession of narcotics.
Police did not say why Montrose was sporting that footwear but noted the bow tie is part of his personal style.
Flowers, who also was wanted as a fugitive from parole, was in custody Saturday and it was not clear if he has hired an attorney.