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Half-naked hero foils car theft in Norway

A man from Randesund, southern Norway, was treated in hospital for cuts, bruises and exposure to the cold after he clung to the roof of his car for several kilometres in temperatures of -17ºC when a thief tried to steal it.

'Norwegian Bruce Willis' recovers stolen car.
‘Norwegian Bruce Willis’ recovers stolen car. Image by L.C. Nøttaasen / CC BY 2.0

When the 25-year-old man was alerted to the sound of his car being started on Tuesday night, he ran out wearing only his underwear, and managed to climb onto the roof as the thief sped off. Eventually, he managed to break the back window and apprehend the robber, who was allegedly wanted for similar thefts in the area. Randesund Police chief Jan Nesland told The Local, “Bruce Willis wouldn’t have managed that.”

Read more: thelocal.no