What started out as a regular morning jog, turned into a bike chase for one Red Deer man.
On the morning of September 27, Devin Woodland was out for a morning jog when he noticed a bike that looked like his wife’s, which had been stolen two days before.
The only difference was his bike was spray painted red and white, his wife’s bike was blue.
Woodland said he confronted the man with the bike.
“His story didn’t add up so I was holding onto the bike talking to him about it, asked if I could have my bike back. He said no because it was his, so I kept asking more questions and then he took off.”
Woodland, the 2012 Alberta College Athletic Conference provincial cross country champion ran after the man.
He said he started chasing the man, while on the phone.
“I was dialing the police’s number as I was running after this guy downtown.”
He stayed on the phone with RCMP guiding the officer to their location where the man was eventually arrested.
All in all the entire episode took about 45 minutes, 30 of them involved Woodland running after the man on the bike.
But he said he wasn’t even tired after the chase.
“It was a good morning jog.”
Woodland ended up getting his wife’s bike back and didn’t press charges.
With files from Global News (CJ)