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Bourke Street hero Trolley Man is chased down and arrested after crashing a stolen car on a freeway 

Bourke Street terror attack hero Trolley Man is chased down by a police dog and arrested after crashing a stolen car on a freeway

  • Homeless man who intervened Melbourne terrorist attack has been charged
  • Michael Rogers, known as the ‘Trolley Man’ was arrested early Sunday morning 
  • Emergency services were called to Victoria’s Hume Freeway about 3am
  • He allegedly crashed stolen car then fled the scene on foot to a nearby paddock
  • Police dog Rocky tracked him and found him, where he was then arrested

The homeless man who intervened in an inner-city terrorist attack and was dubbed the ‘Trolley Man’ has been charged after allegedly crashed a stolen car on a freeway.

Michael Rogers, who became a national sensation when he used a trolley cart to stop the Bourke Street attack on November 9 2018, is accused of crashing a stolen car on Victoria’s Hume Freeway.

Emergency services were called to the stretch of road in Mickleham, north of Melbourne, after reports a car had crashed into a barrier about 3am Sunday.

Michael Rogers (pictured), who became a national sensation when he used a trolley cart to stop the Bourke Street attack on November 9 2018, is accused of crashing a stolen car on Victoria’s Hume Freeway

Rocky the police dog is being hailed a hero after managing to track down a man who allegedly crashed a stolen car and fled the scene near Melbourne on Sunday morning

Rocky the police dog is being hailed a hero after managing to track down a man who allegedly crashed a stolen car and fled the scene near Melbourne on Sunday morning 

The 47-year-old driver fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

However, a police dog has been hailed a hero after managing to track down the man, who was revealed to be Rogers.

Checks made on the Holden Captiva soon revealed it to be an outstanding stolen vehicle that was taken from a smash repairs.

Rocky the police dog was soon on scene and wasted no time in tracking down Rogers, dragging his handler across multiple paddocks and lanes of traffic.

Police told Nine News that Rocky called on Rogers to surrender, which he ‘decided was the best idea’. 

It is understood Rogers stole the car from the Wallan smash repairs on Friday night, but workers at the repair shop said it had no breaks.

Checks made on the Holden Captiva soon revealed it to be an outstanding stolen vehicle that was taken from a smash repairs

Checks made on the Holden Captiva soon revealed it to be an outstanding stolen vehicle that was taken from a smash repairs

Police are yet to find out where the car was over the weekend and how it managed to travel 15km before crashing into a barrier on the freeway.

Rogers was arrested early Sunday morning after he was found by the police dog hiding in a nearby paddock. 

The 47-year-old has since been charged with theft of a motor vehicle and bail related offences, Victoria Police confirmed to Daily Mail Australia.

He has been remanded to appear before Broadmeadows Magistrates Court on September 4.  

The homeless man who intervened in an inner-city terrorist attack and was dubbed the 'Trolley Man' has been charged after allegedly crashed a stolen car on a freeway

The homeless man who intervened in an inner-city terrorist attack and was dubbed the ‘Trolley Man’ has been charged after allegedly crashed a stolen car on a freeway 



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