Courtesy of a link provided by Australian reader Snoggeramus, I laughed like mad at this news report. For the benefit of those who don't speak Australian slang, a 'plugger' is a thong.
Well done, those men!
I particularly enjoyed the comment from an Australian police spokesman:
“Taking the keys from the ignition would have been enough to slow the offenders down, jumping in the car was not needed,” Insp MacQueen said.
“Police are specially trained to respond to these situations, they have tasers, capsicum spray and guns.
“A gentleman with a busted thong just doesn’t have the same capabilities.”