Norwegian man foils car thief while in his underwear

By Daniel Uria   |   Jan. 21, 2016 at 1:46 PM

KRISTIANSAND, Norway, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A Norwegian man made a daring effort to save his car after he was awoken by an attempted theft early Wednesday morning.

When the car owner, 25, ran from his home without taking the time to dress himself as he grabbed onto the car door handle of his Volkswagen Passat as the thief attempted to drive away.

The car thief attempted to shake the man loose by driving through the snow at speeds as high as 56 miles per hour, but the determined owner was ultimately able to make his way onto the roof of the vehicle.

He then successfully entered the car by breaking the rearview window with his knee and was able to thwart the thief after running the car into a safety barrier.

According to the BBC, local police chief Jan Nesland compared the unidentified car owner's daring rescue to an action movie and noted the subzero temperatures made the feat even more impressive.

"Bruce Willis wouldn't have managed that," he told Norway's TV2 news. "It's not something we would advise people to do, but now that he's done it - well, it's an incredible story."

The car owner was taken to the hospital after the incident after suffering cuts on his knee from breaking through the car window.

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