NT man, 19, tries to escape by running away after being sentenced to jail [Video]

NT man, 19, tries to escape by running away after being sentenced to jail [Video]

A teenager who was told he would be carted off to jail jumped the dock and tried to make a daring escape from the courtroom.

CCTV footage shows the 19-year-old man leap over the barrier at the Northern Territory Supreme Court and sprint past guards who were ushering him through a side door where he would be taken to prison.

The speedster had been sentenced to time behind bars after breaching a suspended sentence.

Eventually, after lawyers and security staff chased him into the foyer, the teen was tackled to the ground and brought back to the dock in handcuffs with two guards gripping him by each arm.

NT police have confirmed he faces a further charge for escaping lawful custody.

‘He should be trained for the Olympics,’ one social media user said.

Another commenter wrote: ‘The NT really needs an AFL team, wasted potential.’

A third joked: ‘So that’s why court rooms have two sets of doors.’

The man (pictured second left) was soon recaptured and brought back to the court and into custody

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