If you’re running away from something, make sure it’s not right by a pack of cameras, and the police.
An Australian detective who was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday jumped into action when a man, who allegedly made inappropriate comments to a teenage girl, was chased by her father.
As per a video posted by 9 News, the detective, senior sergeant Daren Edwards, swiftly sensed the commotion behind him, and tackled the man sprinting past, who was then accosted by police. The absolute drama.
In a later interview posted by 7 News, the girl’s father said it was a mere coincidence that he chased the alleged perp past the detective.
Completing the press conference, Edwards said the tackled man was charged with public nuisance. The same man also happened to drop by the press conference, accusing police of being “corrupt, disgusting, and abusing innocent people like himself.”
“Well you can have your day in court,” Edwards responded. Australia, is a deeply weird place.
It’s not the first time a police officer has had to leap into action mid-press conference, as in this case back in 2017 when a heckler was hauled into a station nearby.