There are times when Australians are called to give it all. To fight for justice. To strive for the betterment of our fellow man. To persevere through a busted thong to stop a robbery in progress.

On Friday night, James Ross-Munro and Kane Wiblen answered that call, and their exploits are already the stuff of legends.

Nothing says an awesome Friday like beers, mates, laughs, oh and this burger shop robbery gone to shit. Interesting night to say the least!

Posted by Kane Wiblen on Friday, 22 January 2016

Mobile phone footage shot by Wiblen shows the pair take charge as they stumble across an attempted robbery at Arundel’s servo station Oporto. Persevering through “a busted plugga,” the pair move quickly and decisively to nab the keys from the apparent getaway car. 

A quick punch-on ensures inside the car between Ross-Munro and the car’s passenger as the driver finds his keys conspicuously missing. The robbers tear off on foot, leaving our heroes with nought but a broken sandal, a pair of keys and some instantly iconic footage. 

Reaction to the footage has been just as spontaneous and equally gratifying, as these new Australian icons gain the recognition they so rightfully deserve. 

James Blurt: Oporto Cop.

Posted by Sam Gucciano on Saturday, 23 January 2016

 

When you got that bloke in the car ????????

Posted by Leigh Fleet on Saturday, 23 January 2016

 

Hey man just dropping by to see if i can grab your autograph real quick haha

Posted by Deano Stewart on Saturday, 23 January 2016

 

Hahahahaha!!!! Dude you fucking legend!! You my friend are bad-ass!

Posted by Ash Lookatwhatthebatsdraggedin on Saturday, 23 January 2016

 

Wiblen has copped some shine for his gonzo journalism, too.

Earth Applauds 2 Deadset ‘Strayan Heroes For Busting Robbery In Progress

Earth Applauds 2 Deadset ‘Strayan Heroes For Busting Robbery In Progress

Earth Applauds 2 Deadset ‘Strayan Heroes For Busting Robbery In Progress

Queensland Police report that one 23-year-old man is in custody, while the other alleged robber remains on the run.  

After he gets nabbed, only one question will remain: is it too late to vote these guys joint Australian Of The Year?

Source: News Corp / Facebook. 
Photo: Facebook.