Police are looking for a man seen running from the scene of a car crash in south Auckland overnight.
At around 10:30pm a stolen car with two people inside lost control and hit a fence at a property in Otara, damaging a garage and ending up in some trees.
As police arrived, the occupants of the house attacked one of the men who'd been in the car.
“While he was at the scene, occupants of the house that suffered most of the damage, one of the occupants that has come out and attacked the male and that’s required the team policing to come down and control the residents,” says Senior Sergeant John Yearbury.
The man who fled the scene is believed to be injured.