Beachgoer is arrested after two-hour stand off with police over allegedly harassing women on Bondi Beach
- Woollahra man was arrested for allegedly harassing women on Bondi Beach
- The man fled into the sea as police approached him and stayed in for two hours
- A crew of water and air police along with lifeguards pursued the man in the sea
- He was finally caught after a two-hour stand off and arrested in the ocean
A man who allegedly harassed women at Sydney’s Bondi Beach has been arrested in the ocean after a two-hour stand-off with police.
At around 2.30pm yesterday police were called to Bondi Beach, having received reports of a man was intimidating women.
The 38-year-old Woollahra man fled into the water when officers approached him on Thursday afternoon and stayed there for two hours.
A man who allegedly harassed women at Sydney’s Bondi Beach has been arrested in the ocean after a two-hour stand-off with police
Police were told that the man was allegedly harassing women in a ‘sexually inappropriate way.’
Lifeguards, an off-duty officer, a police helicopter crew and water police were called to the beach.
The man was eventually caught in the water by two men who jumped from a jetski and grabbed him at the southern end of the beach.
He was taken to Waverley police station and was charged with resisting or hindering a police officer and intimidation offences.
He was granted conditional bail to front Waverley Local Court on March 3.
A shocked onlooker caught the incident on video and posted it to social media.
The footage shows up to five officers standing on the beach whilst the man is captured by two men jumping from a jetski.
The social media user joked: ‘It’s all happening at Bondi. Probably overdue parking fines! #bondi #bondirescue #bondipolice’
Lifeguards, an off-duty officer, a police helicopter crew and water police became involved and the man was eventually apprehended in the water, by two men who jumped from a jetski and grabbed him
A shocked onlooker caught the incident on video and posted it to social media
The man was granted condition bail and is set to appear in Waverly Local Court on March 3