When a hit and run driver crashed into a takeout restaurant in Australia in the wee hours, Daniel McConnell proved that he is the hero that the Brisbane suburbs deserve.
Daniel McConnell said he was lying in bed at home in the Brisbane suburb of Hendra at 2 a.m. when a car slammed into the front of a neighboring fish-and-chips shop, which had closed for the night.
No one smashes his mate’s fish and chips shop and gets away with it. McConnell describes his Batman-like vigilante exploits:
“I’ve come outside and I’ve seen all of this commotion over here and I was in me jocks,” McConnell told Australian Broadcast Corp., referring to his briefs.
McConnell said he saw the driver run away and gave chase.
“All I had was me undies on and he started to take off up the street and I said: ‘What are you doing, mate?’ and I started following him. He’s like: ‘Don’t be a hero,’” McConnell said.
McConnell said he returned home to grab his keys then gave chase again in his car, still nearly naked.
Police arrived and McConnell flashed his headlights to grab their attention.
The driver has been charged with unlicensed driving with more charges sure to follow. He appears in court in January. If McConnell gets called to testify I hope someone brings a video camera.