Detective stops press conference to tackle some guy running past

Sergeant Daren Edwards brought the suspect to the ground

Sergeant Daren Edwards brought the suspect to the ground

A 9 News Sunshine Coast managed to film the moment that Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards heard a kerfuffle going on behind the press conference, turned to see a man being pursued, and made a decision to intercept that man with a tackle.

Stunning vision showed quick-thinking Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards abandon media outside Maroochydore Police Station to make the tackle.

"He was being inappropriate to my daughter", the father, Kevin Scells, later told Nine News of the chase.

The man who gets tackled responds "I did nothing!", and later says "I just came out from the court ... nothing happened ..." as a team of officers hold him down and handcuff him.

Charlotte claimed the man approached her twice and continued to flirt with her.

"He just asked me if I was single, saying that I was attractive and he was going to buy me stuff".

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Det Snr Sgt Edwards suffered grazes to his head and a few marks on his suit from the scuffle, but the latter was "ready for a dry-clean anyway, " he remarked.

"I dropped the shoulder and tackled him", Edwards told The Sunshine Coast Daily.

Completing the press conference, Edwards said the tackled man was charged with public nuisance.

The same man had earlier interrupted the press conference, whingeing about police.

"You never know what (the job) will bring, ' he said, conceding he hadn't made a dramatic arrest like that in 'quite a few years".

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