The moment an allegedly stolen car mounted the footpath forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way before crashing twice has been caught on video.
NSW Police confirmed they approached the driver in Punchbowl in Sydney‘s south-west as he walked towards an Alfa Romeo that had earlier been reported stolen.
But instead of stopping he allegedly got in the car and drove off sparking a police pursuit about midday on Wednesday.
The allegedly stolen Alfa Romeo was pursued by police until they called off the chase
The car later crossed onto a footpath, demolishing a road sign and causing pedestrians to jump out of the way before it hit a fence
The police chase was quickly called off due to the unsafe way the car was being driven.
But the driver the continued on, smashing into a black Mercedes-Benz in the nearby suburb of Roselands and then eventually crossing onto a footpath in Kingsgrove.
A video filmed by a pedestrian shows the car slamming into a black metal fence knocking part of it down.
The car, clearly damaged, then accelerates away again only the veer back into the same fence again.
People walking on the street can be seen jumping away from the path of the car and running up the street.
The driver then gets out of the car and attempts to run away but is stopped and detained by bystanders, one holding what appears to be a metal pole.
Police confirmed they were called to the scene and arrested a 25-year-old man.
Upon searching him they found a BB air pistol hidden in his pants.
He is expected to be charged overnight.
The car then drives away but veers back into the same fence, at which point the driver gets out of the car
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