'Die Hard' traffic cop promoted
GOOD JOB, WELL DONE! South Korean traffic cop Kim Hyun-cheol (left) is congratulated by a commissioner of Busan Police Agency for his 'Die Hard' battle with a drug dealer. Image: AP
SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean traffic cop who arrested a drug suspect after clinging to his car for 25 minutes has been promoted and is being called the "Die Hard cop" by local media.
Police say Kim Hyun-cheol initially stopped the suspect's car on August 26 in Busan because it made an illegal U-turn.
When the suspect sped off Kim clung to the windshield and roof of the car.
The suspect eventually stopped and was arrested after a foot chase. Officials say the man was later found to be on a wanted list for drug-related crimes.
Kim has since been promoted to assistant inspector. His nickname refers to the heroic acts of actor Bruce Willis' police character John McClane in the hit "Die Hard" movie series.