Victim Uses Unconventional Methods to Stop Car Thief


An Australian man took matters into his own hands when he found out a woman was trying to steal his car. Using unconventional methods, the man was able to trap the thief and hand them over to the police.

Brendan Mills caught the thief in the act and trapped the woman inside his red Volkswagen Polo by using a forklift to raise it off the ground.

“I gave the person or persons [plenty of chances to run]. I didn’t know who was in the car — there could have been five blokes in there — [but] I asked them many times to get out of the car,” Mills said.

The person in his vehicle wouldn’t get out, thinking they were about to have a quick getaway. Mills had to think quickly to avoid the thief from making their escape and after noticing his forklift parked near the car, he knew what had to be done.

After Mills had the car and thief inside hanging in the air, he called the police. The carjacker was unable to open the doors of the vehicle because of the positioning of the forklift prongs. After police arrived at the scene, a video was captured that showed an officer opening the car door once it was lowered to the ground and asking the woman to get out.

Not only did the 24-year-old woman try to steal the vehicle but she also broke into Mills’ residence and helped herself to a shower and changed into clothes belonging to the owners. Queensland Police said she was arrested and charged with burglary and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.


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