QUEENSLAND has a new hero, and he does his best work in his undies.
Brisbane man Daniel McConnell delivered what was dubbed “the Aussiest interview” as he said stopping a man from fleeing the scene after allegedly crashing to a mate’s local shop.
Mr McConnell’s animated account of how he had been awakened by a crash outside his house along with his subsequent pursuit of the alleged driver went viral online within hours.
“It was off its head, spouse !” he said.
The prior showgrounds employee jumped to action about 2 am when a car smashed into a fish-and-chip shop on Nudgee Rd, Hendra, in Brisbane’s inner northeast.
“I jumped out of bed and I had (on) was my undies and I walked out front and I have seen the car smashed and I have seen the bloke walking back to the car. And so I have walked out and said,’What are you doing, mate? You can not be leaving the scene’.”
“It is really quite funny, I did not intend on trying to become famous… I just see it since I completed me mates a favour. It’s me mate’s mum’s shop, so what else can you do?”
McConnell reveals more details about his activities in the studio of Channel 7’s “Sunrise”:
Within hours, the online star was stopped in the street by a stranger needing a selfie.
The “top Aussie bloke” cashed in on his newfound fame, using a bidding war between breakfast TV heavyweights Seven and Six to find the undie-clad hero on TV.
Both channels made offers to the thousands for an exclusive.