A naked 18-stone uncle ran into the street to chase a van driver who he thought would kidnap his niece, but was embarrassed to find out that it was a false alarm.
29-year-old Nathan Murphy panicked when he heard his family scream that his 11-year-old niece Lucy had been admitted to North Ormesby, Middlesbrough.
The tall man ran down the stairs and accidentally snatched a t-shirt and not his pants before he got into his father Michael’s car.
After being embarrassed in front of the neighbors, Nathan found that the whole episode had been a mistake and was also covered by CCTV.
29-year-old Nathan Murphy ran naked out of his house to chase a van driver whom he thought would kidnap his niece, only to find out that it was a false alarm in North Ormesby, Middlesbrough
The 18-stone uncle planted himself in his father Michael's car after waking up in a panic and having no time to get dressed
In the video, mother of four Natalie Murphy (40) calls out: "What the hell? This is our Lucy. I swear it's Lucy. & # 39;
As a white van drives away, she runs out of the front yard onto the street, followed by her panicked family.
People call to call the police before Nathan comes out of the house naked.
He runs to Michael's car as it reverses and falls face down in the door with a T-shirt while his father shouts: "Get in the car."
When he gets in the car, Natalie notices her mistake and tells the family that her daughter was there. Nathan limps back into the house when the family bursts out laughing.
Natalie (top left) runs after the van and carries her two-year-old daughter Kalise while another family member watches
A relieved Natalie (left) sits down as the family laughs at Nathan's naked appearance on the street
Retired bricklayer Michael, 64, shared the fun CCTV material on July 8th on Facebook.
Nathan said, "When I woke up I only heard screaming. I opened the window and thought someone had been run over or was stabbed or something.
I jumped out of bed, tried to find my clothes and grabbed a t-shirt because I thought it was my butt, and flew down the stairs.
"When I was at the front, I heard" Kidnap "and I thought" Wow, this is serious ".
Nathan (left) says he was afraid he might be registered after seeing the whole street naked. Right: mother of four children Natalie Murphy, 40, with her 11-year-old daughter Lucy
"I'm a big boy, I'm 18 stone, but I can move when I have to, and because the adrenaline flows through me, I feel weak in my legs and just fall over.
"When I got in the car I saw Lucy coming around the corner, so I got out and there was embarrassment.
"I felt stupid and thought" I hope one of the mothers doesn't report me "because all of their children had seen me below and I didn't want to be registered."
Natalie, who lives a minute's walk away with Lucy, Kalise (two) and Millie Murphy (nine), said it was a mother's worst nightmare.
Natalie said the fear that Lucy had been kidnapped was a mother's worst nightmare. Left to right: Lucy, Michael, Millie, Nathan and Natalie Murphy with Kalise Grange
She said, “Someone must have passed by who was arguing and booting the van. Then I & # 39; mam & # 39; heard and thought someone packed them in the back of the van.
& # 39; My heart skipped a beat, it was so scary. I shouted "Lucy" and then she came around the corner and said "Mom, I thought something was happening to you".
"Obviously it was a huge relief, then I went back to the house and next I know that Nathan is naked outside.
"I couldn't stop laughing, but at least I know that he has my back and I know that he will be there for me.
"I asked him what he would have done if it had really happened and he followed this van because he would have boxed with someone."
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