The man was casually walking his dog in Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast when the 40-year-old offender police had been chasing started running towards him.
Good police work with the help from a member of the public leads to man’s arrest in Mermaid Waters today. https://t.co/DRJQGRhnIf pic.twitter.com/eLctbAPmYO
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) March 5, 2020
Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed a stolen white Toyota Hilux ute parked on Lakeview Boulevard.
They attempted to stop the 4WD but the car rammed a police car and reversed into another.
Police successfully deployed tyre spikes in the process, before the ute was driven a short distance to Dunlop Court.
The driver then fled on foot.
The man walking his dog crash tackled the offender and held him down until police arrived.
One officer is seen giving the man a high five as he leaves the scene.
The offender was taken into custody shortly afterwards without incident.
A 16-year-old girl in the ute was also taken into custody.
The 40-year-old was charged with dangerous operation of a vehicle, driving a motor vehicle without a licence, offences involving registration certificates, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of utensils.
He is due to front the Southport Magistrates Court tomorrow.
Police are now trying to locate the good Samaritan so he can be commended for his actions.
People on Twitter have been heaping praise on the man, saying he deserves a beer.
“What a legend!,” said one man.