What A Tackle! QLD Cop Stops Press Conference To Spear Tackle Suspect Running Past

What A Tackle! QLD Cop Stops Press Conference To Spear Tackle Suspect Running Past
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A senior Sunshine Coast policeman stopped a press conference to spear tackle an accused harasser that was being chased nearby.

A 9 News cameraman caught all the action on tape as detective senior sergeant Daren Edwards heard a commotion going on behind him, turned to see a man being chased, and decided to gloriously stop the man with an expert tackle.

The man he tackled was being chased by the father of a 19-year-old girl for allegedly making inappropriate comments towards her.

The father can be heard yelling: “You better get running! Run, run, run!” as the pair ran right behind the police and media.

He also shouted: “He’s been inappropriate to my daughter,” which is when Edwards made a beeline and heroically tackle the suspect the ground.

The suspect said as local news crews looked on: “I did nothing… I said nothing to her! I just came out from the court!”

The 19-year-old woman told 9 News the alleged harasser had tried to approach her twice, saying: “He just asked me if I was single, saying that I was beautiful and he was going to buy me stuff. I just told him to go away and I wasn’t interested.”

Edwards later told the media: “I dropped the shoulder and tackled him.”

Sunshine Coast police charged the 39-year-old man with unlawful stalking.

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