‘Make Australia crate again’: #Milkcrate goes viral online as the internet mocks US over its gun laws and praises heroic brothers who used the everyday item to pin down crazed knifeman
The hashtag ‘milkcrate’ has gone viral online as the internet mocks the US over its gun laws and praises heroic brothers who pinned down the crazed knifeman.
Mert Ney, 21, allegedly killed a sex worker and stabbed another woman during a six-minute rampage in Sydney’s CBD on Tuesday.
Ney was arrested about 2pm after he was chased down by hero bystanders and restrained by a milk crate and cafe chair.
Knifeman is tackled to the ground and restrained by a milk crate on Tuesday
Selfless heroes: Luke O’Shaughnessy managed to subdue the attacker by putting a milk crate over his head, along with the help of his brother Paul (middle) and friends Lee Cuthbert (left) and Alex Roberts (right)
‘Let’s make Australia crate again,’ actor Russell Crowe said on Twitter
Luke O’Shaughnessy and his brother Paul, who work nearby on King Street, heard screams from their window and immediately ran out to the street where they noticed blood on the ground.
‘We ran straight over to the coffee shop and there was one guy already tussling with him,’ Paul told Daily Mail Australia.
‘Then Luke went over to him and gripped him and we pinned him down. We put a plastic crate over his head and restrained him.’
The everyday object has been praised on social media, with Twitter users commending the group under #milkcrate.
‘Let’s make Australia crate again,’ actor Russell Crowe said on Twitter.
A number of memes have also surfaced, comparing the unsuspecting ‘weapon’ to America’s gun laws.
Twitter users compared the ‘weapon’ to America’s gun laws under the hashtag #MilkCrate
A number of memes about America’s gun laws have surfaced on Twitter (pictured)
‘Dear America. I have a #MilkCrate. It protects my family, and yet, I don’t even have to keep in a safe, get it licensed, or worry that one of my children might accidentally use it to shoot someone,’ one person said.
In one meme, pictures of a gun, milk crate and trolley compare ‘how to make a citizen’s arrest’ in Australia and America.
In November last year, a man dubbed the ‘Trolley Man’ closed in on the Bourke Street Mall attacker who threatened passers-by with a knife in Melbourne’s CBD.
Paul said the attacker was shouting ‘religious statements’ while he was being held, as they waited for the police to arrive.
‘Obviously there’s something clearly wrong with him, he didn’t look normal or anything like that,’ Paul said.
‘It was terrifying mate, it was really bad. I was just acting on instinct really. We all just kind of followed suit and just did what we could.’
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In one meme, pictures of a gun, milk crate and trolley compare ‘how to make a citizen’s arrest’ in Australia and America
Another meme shows Australians ‘stockpiling weapons’ by gathering crates