'Aussiest. Interview. Ever'-Man Hilariously Recounts Chasing A Rogue Driver In His Underwear

God bless Australia and God bless this heroic Aussie who chased down a rogue driver who had crashed into his friend's parents' fish and chip shop in the middle of the night and then fled, leaving it in ruins. His name is Daniel McConnell and he's a goddamn hero, even if he doesn't think he is.

Not just for the act of chasing down the driver wearing nothing but his underwear, but also for this truly fantastic interview he gives recounting the event. Australian stereotypes just got an instant upgrade.

McConnell, long-haired, covered in tattoos and missing a few front teeth, tells Brisbane, Australia TV Channel Nine's Today show what transpired. It starts with McConnell's wife waking him while he was asleep to inform him that something had happened to his buddy's shop. And then...

"I jumped out of bed, all I had was me undies on and I've walked out the front and I've seen the car smashed and I saw the bloke walking back to the car and I said, 'What are you doing, mate? You can't be leaving the scene. He goes, 'Don't be a hero, mate.' I said, 'I'm not trying to be a hero but the police are coming.' "

Daniel tells the reporter this in his thick Australian accent which makes the whole interview extra entertaining. Along with his constant usage of the term "mate," the Australian version of "dude."

Take the following line from him, for instance. ""Mate, all I had was me jocks on and I was chasing him up the street and I'm just like, mate!" And also the line when he catches up with the unlicensed driver, "He just decided he'd scoot on up the road, and I was like, 'Nah, it's not going on like that mate!'"

All this wearing just his "jocks" (aka underwear) too. And, as one of the newscasters points out in the video, just like our man Daniel superheroes wear their jocks on the outside as well. "Yeah, but I had nothing on behind me jocks!" Daniel retorts.

It looks like Daniel has benefited from his time in the spotlight too. As well as the internet stardom he also got $1000, and a free flight to Sydney, to appear on another Australian TV station Sunrise (see pic below).

Not all heroes wear capes, but it appears they all wear jocks on the outside.


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