“The only reason why I did it was for charity. He advertised that if it goes missing, in two weeks, the insurance deal he cut with the owner was 50c from every single beer is going to go to the cancer foundation for a lifetime. He advertised, live on TV, anyone who comes and steal this Logie is going to do a great cause for cancer. So he pretty much baited it, I’m from Melbourne mate, so I had to step up. That was my cause for cancer, that’s why I did.”“Now they are trying to throw if back in my face like I’m just a heartless thief. I knocked it off, I scoped it out, I went there three times, I spoke to the owner, I did what no one else can do in Melbourne. I did a good deed.”
“We took off around the street, the vehicle was parked in a car park. I kept running, about four men were chasing us. Before we even get home, they must have got the numberplate, we’re getting messages from the police to ‘come back’. My mate is freaking out, I go to him, don’t worry about it man, I’ll wear whatever charge, I’m doing this for pride, for charity.”
He reportedly then held the Logie “ransom” until Sam Johnson called him personally…
“He was laughing, I asked him for 24-hours so I could go around show my mates. He was almost down for it.”
…threw the Logie statue into the golf course…
“[Because] everyone wanted to hold it.”
…and then phoned police to hand himself in.