June 28, 2022

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Australian stops forklift car thief: 'Well, if you want to play it that way, I have an alternative option here'

Australian stops forklift car thief: ‘Well, if you want to play it that way, I have an alternative option here’

An Australian man did not give up when he saw that someone was trying to steal his car: with the help of a forklift he lifted the car and the thief into the air a few meters away.

GVsource: BBC, Sunrise

Australian police said the thief – a woman – first broke into the man’s home in Logan, west of Brisbane. There she washed and stole her clothes before trying to take the man’s car. At that time, Brendan Mills and his family had returned home.

“It went really fast,” he said on an Australian talk show. “I saw the car door locked and my car rolling away. I yelled several times for her to get out of my car, and I screamed, ‘We’re home, you got caught. Get out of the car, it’s over. But she won’t get out of my car.'”

Then I said, ‘Well, if you want to play it that way. I have an alternative option here, Mills said. And then the guy, who often works on cars, got on the forklift. “A massive amount of adrenaline flowed through my system, all kinds of thoughts crossed your mind… Then I saw the forklift standing there, and I thought: Why not? That was the only way I could think of to thwart driving it away safely. My family watched it all the time on Anyway, so I can’t be too crazy.”

The police, who arrived in the meantime, quickly arrived and found the car – and the thief – still a few meters off the ground. Then Mills lowered his car again, after which the thief was caught. The woman is scheduled to appear in court next month.

Brendan Mills © Sunrise

© Queensland Police

© Queensland Police

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