Hero Tourist Helps Police Catch Fleeing Man
Gold Coast police have chased a man on trail bikes after being allegedly found carrying drugs.
A 40-year-old Labrador man was stopped by police at Surfers Paradise on Saturday night, allegedly finding a quantity of methamphetamine in a bag.
The man then ran from police who gave chase on trail bikes, captured on one of the officer's body cameras.
The incredible footage shows the man attempting to outsmart police by running up a flight of stairs, however, the trail bike closely follows into a hotel car park.
A second man, a tourist visiting the Gold Coast can then be seen joining the chase, cornering him and forcing him to run back toward the police bike where he is apprehended.
Police can later be seen shaking the tourist's hand.
"I'm so glad you helped me," a police officer tells the tourist.
"I saw him running and I thought I better join in!" the tourist tells the police.
The Labrador man is due to face court Monday on charges possession of a dangerous drug and obstruct police.