An Australian tourist who bolted from a Queenstown bar with a
pair of skis has run into the police - literally.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said the
$1000 skis were being presented to the winner of a raffle at
the Searle Lane and Social bar about 2am yesterday when a
20-year-old Adelaide man allegedly grabbed them and ran out
of the bar.
As he exited the building on to Church St ''with the victim
and a bouncer in hot pursuit'', the man ran into the side of
a police car that was driving past.
He was arrested and charged with theft.