Dramatic vision captures friends chasing an alleged thief who almost collided with them

The police helicopter vision captured the moment when a stolen HiLux ute driven by a suspected thief crashed into the wrong car.

Inside were two best friends who had pledged not to let the driver escape, stalking Caboolture’s 42-year-old wife until police managed to arrest her.

The chase was triggered when police spotted the allegedly stolen vehicle from a Sunshine Coast mall on Bribie Island just 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.

Two friends helped bring a suspected thief to justice after being involved in a dangerous high-speed chase.
Camera iconCrystal Kondor (left) and Breanah Chessells helped track down a stolen ute that nearly collided with them. Image: new Credit: Provided

The girls managed to get out of the way at the last moment to avoid a direct collision, but stopped a close 4 × 4 as they did.

“I was about halfway through the intersection, I looked to the right and saw this all-wheel drive coming towards me, I felt like I was going 80km / h,” Ms. Chessells told Channel Nine.

Kondor added: “There were children in that car we hit.”

Wounded and confused by the incident, instead of stopping, the friends decided to take justice for themselves and to track down the fugitive themselves.

“She doesn’t stop, so I was like I couldn’t get away with it,” Ms. Chessells said.

Friends followed the stolen vehicle for about five minutes before the police arrived.

Officers managed to deploy tire pins to slow the ute which then reportedly turned on a red light before hitting another vehicle and coming to a stop.

While the driver fled on foot, the two friends continued to follow her until the arrival of the police who carried out the arrest.

The recklessly driven utility came within inches of colliding directly with the girl's car.  Image: Queensland Police
Camera iconThe recklessly driven utility came within inches of colliding directly with the girl’s car. Image: Queensland Police Credit: Provided

Ms. Kondor mocked the woman from the passenger window as she ran down a path.

“You just crashed into so many people,” he yelled at the woman, “fuck you.”

Ms. Chessells said even if the police had been slower to act, the driver wouldn’t have gone far.

“I would have tackled it to the ground, I would have kept it there and I would have told him [Kondor] call the police, “he said.

The woman was charged with a number of crimes, including two charges of theft, three charges of receiving dirty property, and one count each of burglary and prosecution.

As a result of the lawsuit, she was also charged with unlawful use of a car and dangerous use of a vehicle.

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