Watch as men in shorts and torn flip flops stop two robbery suspects from fleeing in getaway carBy Mason White 10:56 AM January 25, 2016
|James Ross-Munroe with the car key|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Two men were able to stop robbery suspects from getting away with their getaway car after the thieves left it unlocked.
The men of Queensland, Australia, were dressed in beach wear when they stopped to repair flip flops because the straps got loose.
Kane Wiblen and James Ross-Munroe said that they were walking outside an Arundel gas station, when one of the men had to repair his broken flip-flops.
The pair noticed that a car stopped outside the Oporto fast food restaurant, which was closed at the time.
They watched as the driver and passenger got out of the car and broke into the building. The men decided to get the license plate number of the car.
When they walked towards the white Holden Commodore, they released that the thieves left the key in the car. The quick thinking men grabbed the key and removed it from the car.
Meanwhile they told a witness to call the police. When the driver returned and realized that his key was missing, he ran away on foot, but Ross-Munroe punched the thieve several times and tried to hold him down until police arrived, but the thief managed to escape.
Ross-Munroe ran after the thief, but he lost sight of him. Police later arrested a 23-year-old man. They are still looking for his partner in crime.
Wiblen posted the video on Facebook, where it went viral.