A man in Adelaide, Southern Australia has been charged after police spotted him driving his car with a frying pan instead of a steering wheel.

Police were called to Norman Street in Adelaide just after 8am local time on 4 September to reports of a man loitering in the area. When they arrived, the man reportedly drove away in a Mazda Sedan.

According to News7, police eventually caught up with the driver and found that his steering wheel had been replaced by a frying man. His number plate had also been changed and the vehicle was not registered or insured.

The 32-year-old was arrested and refused bail. He was due to appear in Adelaide Magistrates Court on 5 September and the car has reportedly been impounded for 28 days.

No further details have been provided in relation to the incident.