Police helicopter vision captured the moment a stolen HiLux ute driven by a suspected thief crashed into the wrong car.
Inside were two best friends who made it their mission not to let the driver get away, stalking Caboolture’s 42-year-old wife until the police could arrest her.
The chase was sparked when police noticed the vehicle allegedly stolen from a Sunshine Coast shopping center on Bribie Island shortly before 3pm on Monday August 15.
The ute can be seen going through a red light and cutting through a yellow Mazda driven by Crystal Kondor and Breanah Chessells.
The girls were able to get out of the way at the last moment to avoid a direct collision, but cut off a nearby 4×4 as they did.
“I was about halfway through the intersection and looked to the right and saw this four wheel drive coming towards me, I felt like I was going 80 km/h” , Ms Chessells told Channel Nine.
Ms Kondor added: “There were children in that car that we hit.”
Hurt and confused by the accident, instead of stopping, the friends decided to take the law into their own hands and track the fugitive themselves.
“She doesn’t stop, so I was like I couldn’t let you get away with it,” Ms Chessells said.
Friends followed the stolen vehicle for about five minutes before police arrived on the scene.
Officers managed to deploy tire studs to slow the ute which then reportedly ran a red light before hitting another vehicle and coming to a stop.
As the driver fled on foot, the two friends continued to follow her until the police arrived and made the arrest.
Ms Kondor taunted the woman from the passenger window as she ran down a trail.
“You just crashed into so many people,” she yelled at the woman, “fuck you.”
Ms Chessells said that even if the police had been slower to act, the ute driver would not have gone far.
“I would have tackled her to the ground, I would have held her there and I would have told her [Kondor] call the police,” she said.
The woman was charged with a series of offences, including two counts of theft, three counts of receiving soiled property and one count each of burglary and indictable offence.
As a result of the lawsuit, she was also charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and dangerous operation of a vehicle.