Friday, September 30, 2016

Alleged vandal caught after suffering flip flop blowout while attempting to flee from police

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.

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