A home security camera has captured the moment two residents chased and fought off two alleged home invaders with baseball bats.
One occupant was chasing two men from inside the home, in Keilor Lodge, Melbourne, and smacked one on the backside as he ran through the carport.
A second occupant, wearing nothing but a pair of briefs, dashed out of the home and towards a silver car parked in the driveway where the two alleged intruders were.
Both occupants then proceeded to slam their respective bats into the car in wild attempts to encourage the would-be thieves out of the vehicle.
One is pulled out, but another manages to lock himself in the car, so the underwear-wearing man smashes through a window with his bat.
The melee seemed to come to an end when another vehicle pulled up and the bandits fled down the street.
Victoria Police said the incident involved two of three teenagers that had been charged with more than 60 offences across Melbourne and Lara since May.
Two 16-year-olds have been charged in relation to an attempted car theft and home invasion at a Malibu Grove address in Keilor Lodge about 7.05am on September 8.
One will also face charges over incidents in Armstrong Creek, Moonee Ponds, Lara, Flemington and also an assault at a Derrimut fast food outlet on August 7.
He has been charged with four counts of theft of a motor vehicle (TOMV), three counts of home invasion, theft, handle stolen goods, obtaining property by deception, burglary, recklessly cause injury, attempted TOMV, reckless conduct endangering life, failing to stop vehicle on police request, theft of registration plates and evading police.
The other was charged in relation to incidents in Lara, Flemington, and a robbery at a phone store on Glenferrie Road in Malvern about 5pm on May 4, as well as the Keilor Lodge incident.
He has been charged with two counts of TOMV, two counts of home invasion, theft, burglary, three counts of commit an indictable offence while on bail, recklessly cause injury, unlawful assault, attempted TOMV, reckless conduct endangering life and evade police.
The pair, both from Wyndham Vale, have been remanded in custody to appear at a children’s court at a later date, along with a 17-year-old also from Wyndham Vale.
Video of the Keilor Lodge incident was uploaded to the Thomastown 3074 Facebook page on Tuesday.
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