Long arm of the fore: Bizarre moment a cop commandeers a golf buggy to chase down an armed suspect before charging him with assault
- A policeman was seen running on a fairway at a Darwin golf course on June 20
- The officer commandeered two golfers’ buggy and took off chasing a suspect
- ‘Turn your siren on!’ other golfers yelled out as the policeman began his pursuit
- A 25-year-old was arrested and charged with assault and being armed in public
A policeman has been captured seizing a buggy from two shocked golfers to chase down an armed suspect in the Northern Territory.
The bizarre footage was shot at Gardens Park Golf Links in Darwin on June 20 showing a police officer running along a fairway.
The officer can be seen talking into his radio as he approaches two golfers standing by a bridge before hopping into their golf cart and speeding away.
Shocked golfers on the course shot the footage, and are heard bursting into laugher as the policeman began his pursuit.
The officer rushed towards two golfers before commandeering their buggy (pictured) to chase after his man
‘That’s f**king gold,’ one spectator yells in the video.
‘Turn your siren on!’ another says.
The officer was chasing a male suspect who had been identified by a witness after an alleged assault at nearby Mindil Beach.
Police found the suspect on the golf course and chased him down, with a second officer seen joining the pursuit on foot behind the golf buggy.
The 25-year-old suspect was arrested and taken to the police watch house.
He has since been charged with assault and being armed in public and will appear in court on June 26.
‘Turn your siren on!’ other golfers yelled out as the policeman began his pursuit (pictured). The officer arrested 25-year-old man who was charged with assault and being armed in public
A policeman (pictured) has been captured running after a suspect on Gardens Park Golf Links in Darwin