Officer in bow tie, tap shoes makes arrest after foot chase

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A suspected car thief is in custody in Connecticut after a little soft-shoe from a gumshoe in training.

Hartford police say a detective trainee wearing tap shoes and a bow tie made an arrest after a foot chase on Friday when he spotted a stolen car and boxed it in.

Police say the driver got out and the officer, Jay Montrose, gave chase on foot, eventually catching 25-year-old Dante Flowers, who was then charged with numerous offenses including larceny and possession of narcotics.

Police did not say why Montrose was sporting that footwear but noted the bow tie is part of his personal style.

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Flowers, who also was wanted as a fugitive from parole, was in custody Saturday and it was not clear if he has hired an attorney.