An Australian detective and former rugby player ditched his own recorded interview to make a caught-on-video tackle of an alleged criminal who was being chased.
Detective Daren Edwards sprung into action and rekindled his former sporting days when he brought the 39-year-old suspect to the floor. The man he flattened was quickly handcuffed and charged with inappropriate communication with a teen, Reuters reports.
The Sunshine Coast’s top detective was addressing the media when he suddenly stopped to tackle a serial pest, in an impressive display of his rugby league past. @jessica_ross10 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/4Z0L2HY5Bv
— 7NEWS Sunshine Coast (@7NewsSC) June 19, 2019
“Great tackle,” one man said.
— Peter Mitchell (@AAPinLA) June 19, 2019
Another user seemed to enjoy Edwards’ athleticism.
This is pretty great: https://t.co/MgBhjyaGEw
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 19, 2019
Edwards suffered minor injuries to his head and he scuffed his suit. (RELATED: 11-Year-Old Slashes Intruder’s Head With Machete, Suspect Escapes From Hospital)
“You never know what (the job) will bring,” Edwards said, “Suit was ready for a dry-clean anyway,” Reuters reports.
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