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January 06, 2010
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Football-playing Calif. cops tackle suspects who ran on field

The officers just happened to be practicing for their annual Pig Bowl

By C. Johnson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Talk about timing.

The incident began when three brothers allegedly tried to break into a home near Foothill High School in Sacramento Monday afternoon, according to spokeswoman Sheryl Chow with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

The suspects tried to run away but officers quickly caught Jemario Hill, 19, a short distance from the duplex on Robert Frost Way where the attempted break-in was reported. His brothers continued to run from authorities.

The oldest brother, 20-year-old James Hill Jr., ran through a football field where a group of deputies and cops just happened to be practicing for their annual Pig Bowl, according to Sacramento Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Curran.

Read full story: Scrimmaging cops tackle suspects

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