June 27 (UPI) -- An Ohio deputy's embarrassing incident was caught on camera when he was sent sprinting to stop his runaway cruiser during a traffic stop.
A video posted to Facebook by Brenden Besecker shows a Miami County Sheriff's Office deputy conducting a traffic stop Saturday in Concord Township when his cruiser begins to roll backward away from the stopped car.
The deputy initially appears not to notice his cruiser's escape, but he soon sprints into action and manages to get in the driver's side door and stop the vehicle before it hits anything.
The sheriff's office, which released dashboard camera footage of the incident, said the deputy will not be identified and the matter is being handled internally.
Sheriff Dave Duchak told WHIO-TV the deputy "is an asset to my office and the matter will be handled in a manner commensurate to the situation."
"The fact that many citizens have been supportive of the deputy has not gone unnoticed and is appreciated," Duchak said. "Although, as a professional office we strive for precision in such matters, I also recognize that human error may occur. I'm thankful that the deputy was able to get the situation under control without injury to persons or property."