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An Australian detective and former rugby player ditched his own recorded interview to make a caught-on-video tackle of an alleged criminal who was being chased.

Detective Daren Edwards sprung into action and rekindled his former sporting days when he brought the 39-year-old suspect to the floor. The man he flattened was quickly handcuffed and charged with inappropriate communication with a teen, Reuters reports.

WATCH:

The Sunshine Coasts top detective was addressing the media when he suddenly stopped to tackle a serial pest, in an impressive display of his rugby league past. @jessica_ross10 #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/4Z0L2HY5Bv

— 7NEWS Sunshine Coast (@7NewsSC) June 19, 2019

Edwards is said to be from Redcliffe, an area on the coast of Australia. He earned praise internationally for what rugby players would call a “boots and all” tackle, the outlet says.

“Great tackle,” one man said.

Great tackle. @GCTitans or @brisbanebroncos should sign this detective ASAP https://t.co/udwkSqKb87

— Peter Mitchell (@AAPinLA) June 19, 2019

Another user seemed to enjoy Edwards athleticism.

This is pretty great: https://t.co/MgBhjyaGEw

— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTHRead More – Source

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