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Police say they attempted to pull the men’s car over several times but it evaded them before being spotted in a neighbourhood in Hamilton on the country’s North Island.
The pair then allegedly fled on foot before running into the backyard of a well-known fighter from the area named Damion Scarlett.
Mr Scarlett says he saw a man run past his kitchen window on Sunday morning and get stuck in his mother-in-law’s flower fencing.
‘He was probably a bit tired after getting into that,’ he told the New Zealand Herald.
‘Then he ran into me.’
Two men allegedly fleeing police after breaking New Zealand’s lockdown laws found themselves being tackled to ground by a boxer after running into his home.
The incident occurred at about 10:30am on Sunday morning in the Hamilton suburb of Bader.
New Zealand is currently in stage four lockdown restrictions, meaning residents must stay inside and can only leave the house for essential reasons.
Mr Scarlett, who was living in the house with his wife, two children and parents-in-law, heard the commotion to find the man sneaking into his yard.
‘It was a pain in my a*** really,’ he said.
‘It was the last thing we needed’.
Footage from the family’s backyard CCTV shows a man in a grey hoodie running past the camera.
A larger, slower man in a black hoodie then appears up the side of the house before he is cut off by Mr Scarlett.
The boxing coach then pulls the alleged criminal over to the side of the house before he unleashes a series of uppercuts into the man’s chest.
Mr Scarlett’s mother and father-in-law then run over to pull him off the trespasser, before he keels over onto the ground, clearly effected by the blows from the boxer.
The exhausted man lies flat on the ground as Mr Scarlett talks into his ear.
Mr Scarlett says he saw a man running past his kitchen window on Sunday morning before getting stuck in his mother-in-laws flower fencing
New Zealand is currently in stage four lockdown restrictions, meaning residents must stay inside and can only leave the house for essential reasons
The coach’s daughter makes an appearance at one stage in the video, holding a plastic dagger.
‘The day before she was actually practising her zombie killing,’ Mr Scarlett told the NZ Herald.
The footage then shows police attending the scene who handcuff and lead the man in the black hoodie off Mr Scarlett’s property.
He initially posted the video to his own social media accounts, but had to take the clips down after receiving hundreds of comments about his actions.
Its since been reposted and shared on TikTok accounts around the world, generating thousands of views.
NZ Police said in a statement they had been attempting to pull over the car before it repeatedly fled officers.
‘Police again attempted to stop the vehicle and it again fled from Police,’ a police spokesperson said.
‘Police did not pursue the vehicle and it was seen a short time later in the Bader area.
‘Three occupants got out from the vehicle and ran through addresses to avoid Police.
‘An occupant at one of these addresses restrained one of the offenders until they were apprehended by Police. A second offender was located and arrested at a nearby address.
‘A third offender is still outstanding and Police are conducting further enquiries to locate them.’