Guitar Hero: Musician fights armed intruders with his bass guitar after they broke in and demanded the keys to his Mercedes Benz
- Mike heard thieves smash his door into Truganina at 1.50am Tuesday morning
- They demanded the keys to his Mercedes and held a knife to his partner’s throat
- The 37-year-old couldn’t find his keys, so charged with the thieves with a bass guitar
- The thieves fled empty-handed after Mike chased them to their getaway car
A musician fought armed intruders with a bass guitar after breaking into his house to steal his Mercedes Benz.
Mike heard the potential thieves smash his front door in Truganina, west Melbourne, at 1.50 on Tuesday morning.
“Me and my partner were still awake,” he said 3AW.
“She was getting ready to take a shower and I was cleaning up a bit around my office and we started to hear a bang at the door.”
The crooks hammered the front door with a hammer and demanded the keys to Mike’s Mercedes Benz, which was parked outside in the driveway.
“They broke the glass, broke into the door, and came running in like ‘give us the keys to the car,'” he said.
Melbourne musician Mike fought off two armed intruders who broke into his house to steal his Mercedes Benz with a bass guitar (photo)
“We want the car and one of us is going to take it.”
One of the offenders held a knife to Mike’s partner’s throat as he frantically searched his office for his car keys, but to no avail.
The 37-year-old decided it was ‘me versus them’ and grabbed his bass guitar and rushed towards the invaders.
“I picked up the cheapest guitar I had and went out after they yelled” come on guys let’s go “and ran them out of the house, beating their windows together,” he said.
“It was one of those times when you got stuck or acted and I think I acted.”
Mike said he grabbed his bass handle because it had more range and weight than his others, which was only slightly damaged after hitting the side window on the passenger side of their getaway car.
He described the perpetrators as “classic-looking criminals” who escaped empty-handed in a small car after Mike chased them on the street.
Mike and his partner were not injured in the incident.
Mike attacked the invaders with his bass guitar, which fled into the street in Truganina (photo) and got into a getaway car
Police believe that a man and a woman were waiting for the thieves in the getaway car.
“Detectives of the Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit are attractive to information or to anyone who has seen the car in the area to come forward,” said a Victoria Police press statement.
“The perpetrators are seen as Middle Eastern people, wearing hooded sweaters and covering their faces.”