An Australian detective didn't have time for further questions when he suddenly stopped a press conference to go full-linebacker on a man sprinting past him.
Senior sergeant Daren Edwards acted quickly when a suspicious man began yelling and running from an irate father.
Watch the dramatic confrontation below:
The sprinter allegedly made inappropriate remarks to the daughter of the man chasing him. Police subdued and handcuffed the screaming runner who had the brilliant idea to tell officers he'd just come from court.
Edwards told reporters at the end of the press conference that the man—who later showed up to call the police corrupt—was arrested for public nuisance. "You can have your day in court," Edwards told him.
People were impressed at Edwards's skills and reflexes.
@JordanKoster9 @nuggetbramble @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast What a tackle!!— Matt Fisk (@Matt Fisk)1560923777.0
@JordanKoster9 @OchoFisho @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast Great form tackle! Closed in, kept his feet moving, head… https://t.co/jSmso1fqcP— Carson Tinker (@Carson Tinker)1560945396.0
@JordanKoster9 @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast It’s always great when senior officers ( any service) still get stuc… https://t.co/KVzMnFvsaV— adam ormrod (@adam ormrod)1560931782.0
@JordanKoster9 @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast @Bartron85 what about the technique on the old fella— BFryer (@BFryer)1560935192.0
@JordanKoster9 @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast @newtownrlfc sign him what a cover tackle— Steele Sports (@Steele Sports)1560927205.0
People began spectating that Edwards was an athlete in his day.
@JordanKoster9 @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast Give that man a Wallabies jumper— Mike Bruce (@Mike Bruce)1560918026.0
@JordanKoster9 @Madamdefa @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast Definitely a rugby player— max (@max)1560918476.0
@junkfoodjourney @JordanKoster9 @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast After that tackle it wouldn't surprise me if the Bu… https://t.co/UyqvUYHnP3— Phatmarkie (@Phatmarkie)1560929364.0
@JordanKoster9 @AirlieWalsh @9NewsQueensland @9NewsSunCoast Have we checked if the detective was born in NSW .. we… https://t.co/AqSf6DiDTP— richard missingham (@richard missingham)1560918554.0
As for the culprit, it's likely he'll be more attentive to who's ahead of him than behind him the next time he's running from someone.
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