An Australian detective is praised for his rugby skill after he abruptly broke off a press conference to attack a man who was on the run after he reportedly given inappropriate comments to a young girl.
Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards spoke with reporters at the Maroochydore Magistrates' Court in Queensland on Wednesday, when cries were heard behind him.
In the video Reuters received, one man is heard screaming while another flees behind Edwards.
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The quick-thinking Edwards turned around, dropping his shoulder and plunging the suspect into a so-called textbook device.
"He was inappropriate to my daughter," said the man who persecuted the suspect.
The man, who has not yet been identified by the police, was arrested and taken into custody by the police. 19659003] NEARLY NAKED AUSTRALIAN MAN ENTERS BY WIELDGERIDOO
"Look, it's just one of the things you know," Edwards told reporters with a visible wound on his head after the crash.
] "Obviously the man had just been released, and a young lady walking down the street received comments that were passed on to her father, which evidently provoked her father."
He was arrested for "further harassment by the public."
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Edwards, a former Redcliffe Dolphins player, told The Sunshine Coast Daily that it was "good device".
"I dropped my shoulder and grabbed him," he said. "It just dropped him at the knee."