While Melbourne’s man of the moment is being hailed a hero by many, police have revealed a dramatic twist in the story of ‘Trolley Man’.
Michael Rogers stepped in to help police during last week’s Bourke Street attack but it has now emerged the homeless man is wanted by police over several alleged burglaries in the CBD and St Kilda areas.
When interviewed on Sunday, Rogers made no secret of the fact he’d spent a fair bit of his recent past in trouble with the law.
Yet he failed to divulge there were any outstanding matters.
Given he’s been homeless for the best part of 18 years, it seems police have had some trouble tracking him down.
Victoria Police said the burglaries allegedly happened before his now famous efforts with the trolley last week.
Those heroics prompted Australians to donate generously to a fundraiser that has so far raised more than $140,000.
Those funds may come in handy when it comes to covering legal fees once police track him down.