A 19-year-old woman was left shocked and scared after she came across a 44-year-old man sitting inside her parked car in the early hours of Friday morning. She was concluding a night shift at her workplace.
After she discovered the stranger, bystanders in the area stepped in to make a citizen’s arrest.
Witnesses rushed to assist the woman when they saw a man accosting her and another 49-year-old male that came to her aid. They repeatedly demanded the man to leave the vehicle while they held him back when he tried to escape.
Soon after, police officers from the Eastern Beaches Police Area Command arrived to apprehend him.
Reports suggest the younger woman had injuries to her face as a result of the event, but did not require hospitalization. In comparison, the 49-year-old male sustained significant head injuries. The good samaritan was given medical aid by NSW Ambulance personnel and was transported to the Prince of Wales Hospital in a stable state.
The alleged offender was taken to the same hospital as the man before the police apprehended him and transported him to Maroubra police station. He was charged with unlawfully entering a vehicle, two counts of simple assault, malicious wounding, and threatening to commit a crime with a weapon.
The accused intruder was denied release on bail and is set to appear in Waverley Local Court on Friday.