A man wearing flip flops (thongs) in Jurien Bay, Western Australia, suffered a blowout as police chased him after he allegedly vandalised a car.
A WA Police spokesman said the incident occurred at around 11.50pm on Saturday at the IGA Supermarket, directly opposite the Jurien Bay police station.
Police say a patrol saw the man damaging a vehicle and when they stopped and gave chase the man ran away, suffering a flip flop malfunction in the process.
Wilina police later tweeted that the alleged offender should have put a plastic bread bag clip over the plug - an old trick to prevent flip flop blowouts.
The man, who is in his 20s, has been charged with one count of criminal damage and will face court at a later date.