Off-duty bikini-clad Swedish police officer tackles suspected thief
In this photo provided by Jenny Kitsune Adolffson, Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner is pinning a man to the ground who is suspected to have stolen a friend's mobile phone as she said, in Stockholm Sweden, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop her from apprehending the man. (Jenny Kitsune Adolfsson via AP)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, July 29, 2016 7:29AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 29, 2016 7:39AM EDT
STOCKHOLM -- She was off duty and wearing a bikini but that didn't stop Swedish police officer Mikaela Kellner from catching a suspected thief.
A photo of Kellner pinning the suspect to the ground was trending on social media in Sweden this week.
"My first intervention while wearing a bikini during my 11 years as a police officer," she wrote on Instagram.
Kellner and three friends were sunbathing Wednesday in a Stockholm park, a homeless man selling newspapers approached, she told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
After he left, one friend noticed her phone was missing. Kellner and a fellow police officer gave chase.
Kellner said she didn't hesitate to make the arrest while wearing a bikini.
"If I had been naked I would have intervened as well," she said.