Naked man chases after bakkie thieves

2013-04-19 09:52

Bloemfontein - A Winburg man jumped into his car in the middle of the night and chased after two suspects who had stolen his bakkie - and he wasn’t wearing a stitch of clothing.

Former Free State athlete Anton du Toit, 48, told Volksblad that he had been asleep in bed when he heard the engine of his bakkie being switched on.

“Without thinking twice, I jumped out of bed, grabbed my keys and cellphone and chased after them. I asked my wife, Heloise to call everyone.”  

He saw the bakkie’s back lights and followed it, even when it turned onto a dirt road where the suspects eventually stopped, jumped out and abandoned the car, running into the bushes.
“I was careful and didn’t stop. They could see my lights but I had no idea where they were. I also didn’t know if they were armed.”

His father and stepmom arrived soon afterwards and Du Toit used old oil cloths in his father’s car to cover himself.

The criminals had broken down the gate to the property to gain access to the bakkie.

  • Michael Matshaba - 2013-04-19 10:00

    WOW......Dutoit you deserve the bravery award of the week...Lol

      Sht Stirrer - 2013-04-19 10:18

      He definitely wasn't scared stiff.

      Leonard Tsolo - 2013-04-19 10:18

      let the thieves help themselves. They learned from the same university with doctor rapist ZUMA.

      Marc Ross - 2013-04-19 10:28

      This guy has big balls. His neighbour told me.

      Mokeu Lesley - 2013-04-19 10:34

      @DubulaAmanzi is not all white people, is a matter of individual choice, even blacks do...

      Bontle Gape - 2013-04-19 10:45

      DubulaAmanza He was with his wife in bed duuhh

      FLY - 2013-04-19 11:20

      a banana without a pajama

      Janti Cloete - 2013-04-19 11:47

      At least he took his own club...

      Rudolph Opperman - 2013-04-19 12:19

      Punt in die wind!

  • Katoolsie - 2013-04-19 10:00

    Give this man a Bells!

      FLY - 2013-04-19 10:15

      Give this man underpants to cover his bells! :-)

      Lloyd Gardner - 2013-04-19 10:18

      and some pajamas.

      Norman Motlhabani - 2013-04-19 11:25

      and some more bells.

      opel.astra.3576 - 2013-04-19 11:27

      rather klippies and coke

      Marie de la Rey - 2013-04-19 12:36

      Ha ha ha very sharp - you guys have made my day! What a laugh! Mooi man!

      Peter Ndamase - 2013-04-19 12:38

      Wait for it, the police will now raise a charge of public indecency against him.

  • Michael Matshaba - 2013-04-19 10:01

    WOW......Dutoit you deserve the bravery award of the week...Lol

  • thyphoid.jack - 2013-04-19 10:02

    You go mate. I think they saw you naked and relaised this guy must not be messed with. Nice light hearted happy ending story for a change. Off topic though: are the police chargeing him for public nudity now?

      Marc Ross - 2013-04-19 10:37

      Apparantly he has been charged. Three old ladies living in his block gave him R400. R200 to pay the fine and R200 to do it again.

  • Anthony Paul - 2013-04-19 10:05

    Naked Gun 5?

  • Vuyo Manisi - 2013-04-19 10:08

    good job mate. but why you sleep naked in this cold?

      Shamiela Naidoo - 2013-04-19 12:04

      Errr... he was sleeping next to his wife....

  • Ramona Anthea Roux - 2013-04-19 10:13

    Mustve been his 'weapon' tht scared them off lol

  • Kelku Lator - 2013-04-19 10:14

    Nice, hy't sy bakkie terug gekry en sy gearbox is nou ge-olie

      Johan Maree - 2013-04-19 12:07

      Well played!

  • Dotmatrix - 2013-04-19 10:15

    I'm glad he never got out his car, the chances they were armed are quite good. Story might have had a very different ending to it. (Im glad it didn't) Well done sir! Might want to sleep with pants from now on, in-case you have to for lack of better wording `stick it to them again` I've heard of getting caught with your pants down but this takes the cake.

  • Peter Ndamase - 2013-04-19 10:18


  • John Henry Mc Duling - 2013-04-19 10:21

    Give that man a BELLS!!!!

  • Paul Davids - 2013-04-19 10:22

    this man has got balls ,

  • Mokeu Lesley - 2013-04-19 10:29

    What a heroic move. You deserve double bells. But dude next time try to sleep wearing boxer shorts at least because one day you will wake up the house burning and you wont go out on the street naked as people will be already gathered.

      Bontle Gape - 2013-04-19 10:47

      Even worse upstair, they'll have to give him a ladder to climb down out the wind his whole thing will be flowing

  • Mora Mthonyama - 2013-04-19 10:37

    bravado! this guy is brave...

  • Bright Zishiri - 2013-04-19 10:39

    heroes die young, that was a stupid thing to do

      Natalie Nefdt Pennel - 2013-04-19 10:52

      So, should we just allow this to happen? Seriously, we are sick

      Adele Coetzee - 2013-04-19 11:10

      So should we all just sit back and let them steal everything. No ways!!!! People are getting fed up and fighting back!!! Well done!!!!!

      Morné Brits - 2013-04-19 12:26

      And cowards never live.

      Roller Derby Girrl - 2013-04-20 08:26

      I agree. This story could easily have had a tragic ending.

  • En Gineer - 2013-04-19 10:41

    This man has some seriously big balls. I mean brave balls, not balls balls.

  • Phumi Ntlabati - 2013-04-19 10:45

    He should be charged for public indecency!

      Adele Coetzee - 2013-04-19 11:06

      And what about the people that stole his car!!!!!!!

      Mike Bundy - 2013-04-19 11:08

      Q. How do you know if it's indecent? A. If it's in deep, it's in decent!

  • Hennie van Deventer - 2013-04-19 10:48

    Hulle het die klok hoor lui, maar weet nie waar die klepel hang nie.

  • Matthew Jones - 2013-04-19 10:50

    Bravo!!! brilliant news to hear before starting the weekend!!

  • Hemlock - 2013-04-19 10:56

    He obviously was not frozen stiff with fear. Good on you Anton!

  • Sarel van Deventer - 2013-04-19 10:58

    Hahahaha. Yster!!! Jy kort n kas bells!

  • tednhet - 2013-04-19 11:06

    This guy has balls.

  • optmistic123 - 2013-04-19 11:06

    Give that man a bells.. Umm I ment cloths! :-)

  • tertius.aswegen - 2013-04-19 11:07

    Steel nie MY hilux nie! Haha Well done dude!

  • PamelaStone - 2013-04-19 11:08

    Where are the naked pics? These boere have nice big thick packages.

      JJ_D - 2013-04-19 11:36

  • tertius.aswegen - 2013-04-19 11:08

    You are an idiot, and NOT referring to you adele

  • Stella Tsabedze - 2013-04-19 11:09

    i bet it was after the mhhhhh with mommy,well done sir

  • Tlotlo Phele - 2013-04-19 11:09

    Brave men, the thieves probably abandoned the car thinking it was a ghost

      Kobie Nel - 2013-04-19 21:45

      A big ghost and a tokolosh.

  • tertius.aswegen - 2013-04-19 11:12

    He didnt have time to go get dressed and put gel in his hair to go get what is his own!

  • Verusha Singh - 2013-04-19 11:18

    Good for done!

  • Hamilton T-spoon - 2013-04-19 11:19

    you are the man!

  • Hamilton T-spoon - 2013-04-19 11:21

    you are the man!

  • Nkosie Ngubane - 2013-04-19 11:31

    Give that ma a BELLS

  • Daryn Wolf Wood - 2013-04-19 11:34

    Don't steal an Afrikaans man's bakkie all willy nilly.

  • Daryn Wolf Wood - 2013-04-19 11:41

    Don't steal an Afrikaans man's bakkie all willy nilly.

  • Daryn Wolf Wood - 2013-04-19 11:42

    Those thieves will be the butt of the joke.

  • Hasani Booysen Hlungwana - 2013-04-19 11:48

    And police arrived 11 Hourz later on the scene. . Blowing them sirens and flashing head lights. .

  • Petri Wessels - 2013-04-19 11:59

    that is how yo win a fight before it even starts.... noone wants to fight a naked dude

  • Luanda Gqirana - 2013-04-19 12:01

    I left that place because of the high number of crime activity. I had my garden furniture stollen from my yard and car rims too.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-04-19 12:07

    I hope he didn't catch a cold on the bladder. Damn tiresome at night when you have to pee all the time. But anyway congratulations on being so brave.

  • Erna Speed Glitterbug - 2013-04-19 12:08

    Anton - you were brave and very lucky. Be careful, as they'll be coming back to take that bakkie again. Leave a snake in the bakkie for them!

  • Simon Mwando - 2013-04-19 12:24

    Boere maak plan!

      Hein Van Wyk - 2013-04-19 12:36

      Its more, boer lat hom hang

  • Kennedy Wonder Sifiso - 2013-04-19 12:25

    Wow!..this is the cure for the crime in our country,just call the Penis man! lol!

  • New_to_writing - 2013-04-19 12:27

    Give this man a Bells!!!

  • Derek Smith - 2013-04-19 12:33

    now Anton will probably be charged for pointing a dangerous weapon....

      Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-04-19 13:58

      your comment sounds stupid,just like you

      Nic Nomicos - 2013-04-19 16:13

      A spear?.....

      Derek Smith - 2013-04-22 08:03

      uhm.... coming from you Abner I regard that as a compliment....

  • TJ Madihlaba - 2013-04-19 12:45

    Sir, why do you sleep naked kante?? i thought makgowa a rata dibijama...or ne ese kgale a fetxa go ''fegolla se borala''...?? kikiki..eish mara never chase criminals...that bakkie is not worth your life sir...

  • MUFHENI - 2013-04-19 12:46

    Yeah brother man,i can imagine how it fils,CONFUSION AND EMOTIONS were at its best! Im glad u got the bakie bak!

  • Refiloe Thelma Shikwambana - 2013-04-19 12:50

    Ya hey!lol

  • zet.vakala - 2013-04-19 12:54

    Give this man 100% MTN Mahala calls.

  • Nash LeNash Dipanyekga - 2013-04-19 13:41

    Naked gun- duToit you are so brave.