She was visiting Ralambshovsparken, which is a local park in Stockholm, Sweden. Kellner and friends had a man come up to them, selling magazines. Apparently the profits would go towards helping the homeless. But it was all a deceptive ruse. The guy wasn’t so much into selling, as he was pickpocketing! The magazines were a distraction. But the bikini was also a distraction, as little did the thief know he was about to rob a cop!
Here’s what the officer had to say about the encounter:
“I told my friends to keep an eye on their things. But as soon as he left one of my friends said ‘where did my mobile phone go?’ I just acted on instinct and didn’t think about it so much until after we had pinned him down. When I sat there I looked over at our other two friends who are not police officers and realized that it probably looked pretty funny. But I would have stepped in no matter my outfit.”
Here she features a photo of the arrest and more insight on what went down:
“A poor homeless guy who you’d have thought would do right for himself. He sells magazines instead of stealing!! When we decline to buy his magazines he takes the opportunity to steal my friend’s mobile phone!! Very skillfully since he slipped down his magazine over the phone and takes it with ease!! Bad luck for him that he tried to steal from two cops!! My first arrest dressed in bikini during my 11 years as a cop!! Pretty fun and comfortable I have to say! Look out for pickpockets, keep an eye on your valuables!!”
(Translated from Swedish)