Naked Gold Coast man stops thief stealing his car

  • 26/11/2021

A thief in the Gold Coast got more than he bargained for after the owner of the car he was allegedly stealing confronted him naked. 

David Rutherford was asleep in his home near Burleigh Heads when he heard a noise outside his house, 7 News reported. 

When he investigated Rutherford said he saw a boy of around 15 years old trying to steal his car just after midnight local time on Wednesday.

"I heard someone start a car and reverse. He hit the gutter here and then stalled it," he told 7 News. 

"I went to go in front of the car - I didn’t have any time to put clothes on because I sleep naked.

"I got him out of the car."

He said he searched the would-be thief's pockets and found lots of car keys. 

Rutherford then took the thief inside his house where he gave him  earful before letting him go, saying he was tired and wanted to go back to sleep. 

"I think he learned a lesson."