Hero Aussie with Beer Box Head Covers Speeding Camera
Demerit Man — that name is a reference to the Australian point system whereby traffic violations earn point deductions, or demerits — was introduced to the public on Facebook by The Bell Tower Times, which is an Onion-esque Australian comedy news site. Their caption for the clip reads: "Introducing Demerit Man, protected by his photo-proof beer box hat he swoops in to foil the plans of his arch nemesis (Lachlan W)." (Lachlan W being the Western Australian police force.) Victoria Bitter) brand, which makes sense as that lager is one of the highest selling beers in Australia, and Demerit Man is clearly a superhero who fights on behalf of the masses. The responses from Australian citizens attest to this fact, as they've been overwhelmingly positive, with many people citing Demerit Man as a symbol of hope.
Demerit Man to the rescue! Protected by his photo-proof beer box hat he takes aim at his arch nemesis, Dr Multinova pic.twitter.com/5AsOcpSvxL— The Bell Tower Times (@BellTowerTimez) February 26, 2018
Not all heroes wear capes.I mean this one sort of is. On his head. It’s a tea towel though. https://t.co/r6wLz5gzdh — Gordy pls (@GordyPls) February 27, 2018
TIL my state has a hero called Demerit Man, who wears a beer carton to hide his secret identity and uses his tea towel cape to disable a speed camera https://t.co/VJXTpOKkA2— Millennium FalKim (@the_ether) February 27, 2018
Unfortunately, it seems that Australian police authorities are not as enamored with Demerit Man as is the general population, and he is currently being tracked down so that he can pay for his "crimes." But we know we're not alone when we wish Demerit Man the best on his flip-floppy run from the law. via Giphy
All HAIL Demerit Man!! 👏 https://t.co/LiHghRH5s4— Renee (@SoSaysRenee) February 27, 2018
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Images: Facebook / The Bell Tower Times