Off duty police officer pepper sprayed -- still captures suspect

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- An off-duty Milwaukee police officer was pepper sprayed while chasing a theft suspect. It happened Saturday morning, November 22nd, in Franklin -- near 27th and Sycamore.

Despite being pepper sprayed in the face, the officer was able to apprehend the 24-year-old suspect before Franklin Police arrived.

The man was taken into custody without further incident -- and is in jail awaiting charges.