Australian man stops car theft with flying kick through passenger window

By Ben Hooper  |  Jan. 13, 2016 at 3:40 PM
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MALAK, Australia, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An Australian man stopped his car from being stolen by performing a flying "ninja" kick through the passenger window of the moving vehicle.

Northern Territory Police said on Facebook they were seeking Timothy Slater, 24, for alleged offenses including an attempted auto theft Nov. 30 at a gas station in Malak.

Video of the gas station incident shows a man police identified as Slater getting into the car and attempting to drive away after the owner walked away from the vehicle.

The owner quickly runs back into frame as Slater tries to drive off and performs a flying kick through the passenger-side window the moving car.

The man then climbs into the car, leading Slater to flee.

Police said in a comment that Slater was arrested Wednesday.

Facebook users lauded the car owner's actions, with some suggesting he must have training as a "ninja" or "secret agent."

Attempted Car Theft - Malak

Call for information – DarwinNorthern Territory Police are calling on the public for information on the whereabouts of 24-year-old Timothy Slater.Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Mark Bland said Timothy is wanted by Police for a string of alleged offences including aggravated assault, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and stealing.“We are also interested in talking to him in relation to an attempted car theft on 30 November 2015 at a Malak service station. “Timothy is described as being of Indigenous appearance, 170cm tall and of medium build with black hair. “Police urge members of the public to not approach Timothy, but to report all information to them on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”

Posted by Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
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