Man who chased down stolen ute condemned by police
A man who chased down his stolen ute has drawn the ire of police.
Joe Fontana had his ute stolen from a worksite and pursued it in his boss’ car, chasing down and apprehending the would-be thief.
‘I believe I was doing the right thing,’ Joe told Neil Mitchell.
‘The police can’t chase people anymore. I can.
‘I don’t condone vigilantes but if I’d let them go, I wouldn’t have seen the ute again.’
But Police Commissioner Graham Ashton took a different view.
‘What if it didn’t work out?’ Mr Ashton said.
He said innocent members of the public could have been injured or killed by the high-speed chase.
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