Off-duty cops catch alleged train-surfer

Two off-duty police officers have arrested a man who was allegedly train-surfing at Boambee near Coffs Harbour on the weekend.

On Saturday afternoon a man was travelling on the roof of a southbound freight train when he jumped from the carriage into Boambee Creek.

Several members of the public and two-off duty police officers were in the Boambee Bay Reserve when they saw the man allegedly behaving aggressively and erratically.

The officers followed him to Sawtell Road, Toormina, where he proceeded to stand in the middle of the road and block traffic.

He was subsequently arrested by police and treated by paramedics before being taken to Coffs Harbour Hospital for treatment of minor injuries sustained when he jumped from the train.

The man was later taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where investigations revealed he was wanted on three arrest warrants by Queensland Police.

He was charged with apprehension on warrant issued in another state and refused bail to appear in Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

The story Off-duty cops catch alleged train-surfer first appeared on Guardian News.

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