Man Wearing Only 'Me Undies' Helps Catch Perp
Daniel McConnell chased the suspect after hearing 2am car crash
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 24, 2016 10:43 AM CST
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Daniel McConnell describes the scene of a car crash in Brisbane.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – A bystander dressed only in underpants helped police arrest an unlicensed driver who allegedly crashed a car into an Australian takeout restaurant on Thursday then fled, reports the AP. Daniel McConnell says he was lying in bed at home in the Brisbane suburb of Hendra at 2am when a car slammed into the front of a neighboring fish-and-chips shop, which had closed for the night. "I've come outside and I've seen all of this commotion over here and I was in me jocks," McConnell tells ABC Australia, referring to his briefs. McConnell says he saw the driver run away and gave chase.

"All I had was me undies on and he started to take off up the street and I said: 'What are you doing, mate?' and I started following him. He's like: 'Don't be a hero,'" McConnell says. McConnell says he returned home to grab his keys then gave chase again in his car, still nearly naked. Police arrived and McConnell flashed his headlights to grab their attention. Queensland state police acknowledged that McConnell had directed them to the street where the 35-year-old driver was arrested. The driver will appear in court in January charged with unlicensed driving, a police statement says. More charges are possible.
 

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