A suspected motorcycle thief passed out from exhaustion after being chased by the bike’s owner on Monday morning.
Tanah Abang Police chief Sr. Adj. Comr. Lukman Cahyono said the suspect was alleged to have stolen a motorcycle parked in front of a house in Kreo, Larangan, Tangerang.
"The engine was on because the owner was warming it up," Lukman said as quoted by kompas.com.
The owner of the motorcycle saw the suspect in the act and began chasing him on another motorcycle.
The chase went on until Tanah Abang in Central Jakarta, where the stolen bike experienced engine failure. The suspect got off the bike and began running, leaving behind the motorcycle.
"The engine turned off while he was passing the textile museum [in Tanah Abang]," he added.
The suspect jumped into the West Flood Canal behind Tanah Abang Station and swam to cross it.
After reaching the other side of the canal, he reportedly passed out from exhaustion right after he got out of the water.
"The owner has brought his motorcycle home, while we arrested the suspect, who is unconscious," Lukman said on Monday afternoon. (vla/iwa)