Gotta Watch: Heroic crimestoppers
A transit bus driver and teen motorist help to stop a getaway after a hit-and-run.
April 10th, 2012
12:07 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Heroic crimestoppers

If you witnessed a crime happening right in front of you would you have the nerve to stop it? It's easy to say yes, but think about it. You'd have to be pretty brave to just jump in to try and thwart an evil-doer.

Recently, a hit-and-run suspect was caught on camera striking a bicyclist on a bridge in Pennsylvania. You've gotta watch how the would-be culprit was stopped by the quick thinking of a transit bus driver.

And check out how these other crime stoppers mustered up their nerve and made the split-second decision to answer the call of duty.

Bus blocks hit-and-run driver

A teenage driver attempted to flee the scene of an accident after striking a cyclist on the Fahy Bridge in Pennsylvania. A bus driver takes action, but watch watch who else steps up to trap the teen and put a stop to the getaway.

Clerk stops fast-food robbery

A man leaped through a drive-through window at a Burger King attempting to steal money from the cash register. Watch how the surprised female clerk stands her ground and takes the suspect down.

Two MMA fighters foil robbery attempt

A man attempting to rob a Los Angeles hotel didn't account for the MMA fighters that happened to be in the lobby. Watch how a broken hotel key played a role in stopping the assailant mid-getaway.

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  1. Timetowinialwayswin

    U'd have a lot more footage CNN if you weren't so anti-2nd-ammendment. Stunning footage. Such as this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiiQQP4-Ijw&context=C4c95f14ADvjVQa1PpcFPi6WlF8n4mKEphMu3ODAlxECXKCsyzGZs=

    April 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Timetowinialwayswin

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1zZGe3f0mc&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Timetowinialwayswin

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9lpJM6GriI&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Timetowinialwayswin

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHpiwIJeU2A&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Timetowinialwayswin

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6Ps1ZC1-Qw&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sdrater!

      Great example of why MOST people should not own a gun. 1:21 pizza guy pulls gun on robber, while showing his 'piece' off to the reporter he points the weapon at himself! Any gun owner that has been properly trained knows you never point a weapon loaded or unloaded at your self or others unless you intend to fire. But you dopes still support people like Bubba here having a gun.

      April 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Stand your ground law?

    This is when it works, but it can go array

    April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Stand your ground law?

    I'm BaTMan

    April 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. baaaaaaaaaaaaaatmann

    batttttttmann

    April 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. if you read this

    go to the gym and work out

    April 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Timetowinialwayswin

      just got back brah

      April 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Timetowinialwayswin

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBaGSOEcduE&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Timetowinialwayswin

    Here's my personal favorite. Not even in America. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlg0kmOXifc

    April 10, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. xing

    Cnn really needs to start getting there videos a bit sooner, its kind of annoying when you post vidoes that are 2 weeks old....

    April 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John D

    Well, quick thinking by the bus driver, but the other side of the coin is his passengers.
    Isn't he putting them in some danger by stopping across two lanes of traffic on a freeway?

    And what if the hit-and-run driver was violent?

    April 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • fearmonger

      He was violent... Hit and run.

      April 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Always a coward like you around who feels the need to post his inane, unnecessary "what ifs."

      April 10, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @ chrissys troll

    You really need to call an ambulance and rush your ass to the nearest hospital, preferably one with a physchiatric ward! You keep on crappin your bads the way you do and there will be nothing left of you, especially since youre so full of crap!

    April 10, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. @ chrissys troll

    *pants* not bads

    April 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
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