World’s 800m Olympic record holder David Rudisha and fellow athlete Mo Farah were briefly arrested briefly by Northumbria police officers in England.
The two athletes who were doing a normal morning jog on saturday when they set off police speed camera, which prompted a chase. and an arrest.
The police did not immediatly realize whom they were arresting and when they finally did and released them everybody made it into a joke.
After the incident, the Northumbria police officers released a statement on their facebook page saying: “We were called to central Newcastle today after reports of a speeding object on the Quayside.”
“Our officers attended and found two men claiming that they were Olympic gold medallists and had set off our speed cameras in a practice jog,”
“They kept telling us to Google Mo Farah and David Rudisha but we weren’t having any of it so decided they needed to pay a visit to custody. Due to a lack of evidence we had to release them without charge after a brief chat in the back of our police car.”