Bizarre Police Chase: Footage Of A Man Lighting Fires While Being Chased

The man was charged with 'setting fire to plants' among other charges.

Footage has emerged of a Police chase that saw a man they were chasing allegedly light fires as he was being chased.

Police have charged a 43-year-old Griffin man following an alleged dangerous driving incident in the Sunshine Coast and Pine Rivers areas on Monday afternoon.

At about 1pm at Maroochydore, it is alleged the man was sighted in possession of a hand gun whilst driving a vehicle and at about 2.30pm driving in a dangerous manner in the Burpengary area.

It is further alleged the man later dumped the vehicle at a quarry in Petrie and left on foot, discarding two handguns in the bush and lighting a number of small fires as he ran.

Police arrested the man a short time later in addition to locating the two firearms.

The man is charged with one count each of common assault, going armed to cause fear, dangerous driving, fail to stop vehicle, willful damage, unlawful possession of weapons, setting fire to plants and possessing dangerous goods in a vehicle.

He is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Tuesday.