Criminal brought to justice after starring in TV interview

Courtney Barnes
Courtney Barnes

A man was identified and arrested by police after agreeing to star in a TV interview.

Courtney Barnes agreed to speak to a local TV news channel after he witnessed a car crash involving a police vehicle.

However, the decision backfired on the man when the image of the distinctive-looking gentleman, who wears green hair and nails, was replayed around the world.

Courtney, who was wanted over a shoplifting case, has subsequently been arrested and charged by police.

What's more, he faces contempt of court charges because he owes more than $1,000 in fines.