When people say you shouldn't sleep naked in case something bad happens, this is exactly what they're talking about.
A Gold Coast man ran from his home, completely starkers, just after midnight on Wednesday (November 24) to see a teenager allegedly trying to steal his car.
David Rutherford said he heard a noise outside his home and rushed to find out what it was.
A Gold Coast car thief has been busted in the act by the owner - a well-built, jiu-jitsu-trained Burleigh man. The kicker - he was naked when he took matters into his own hands. https://t.co/0ckFB1eDjU @Jordan_Bissell7 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/05HzPPxI4k
- 7NEWS Brisbane (@7NewsBrisbane) November 25, 2021
He found a boy around the age of 15 trying to steal his car and managed to apprehend the teen. Again, this was while he was completely naked.
Speaking to 7News, Rutherford said he heard the car start and didn't think before running outside.
"I was asleep and I heard someone rummaging through my car," he said. "I heard someone start and car and reverse. He hit the gutter here and then stalled it.
"I went to go in front of the car - I didn't have any time to put clothes on because I sleep naked - and then he started it and went to go forward but stalled it. I got him out of the car."
Again - this is why you shouldn't sleep naked. This whole story could have gone very differently if he had a pair of PJs on.
Rutherford eventually let the boy go after giving him a stern lecture.
Let's just take a moment to think about a man, telling you off for trying to steal his car, completely naked, in the middle of the night. It's enough to scare anyone.
Luckily for the boy involved, before he fully settled on the decision to let him go, Rutherford went and put pants on. In fact, he can be heard in the footage saying: "Let me put pants on while I decide."
"I ended up letting him go. I don't know what people will think about that. But I wanted to go back to sleep. I was tired. I think he learned a lesson."
Rutherford's neighbours in Burleigh Waters said the teen had previously broken into other cars, possibly with an accomplice.
He even found a number of keys in the teen's clothing, suggesting this wasn't a new trick for him.
Don't expect anything to change from here, with Rutherford telling 7NEWS: "I like to sleep comfortably. I didn't have time and I wanted my car back."
Words to live by.
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