This is the moment an Australian woman caught on camera masturbating in public has been hailed as a hero by Twitter users

When a woman in Melbourne was caught on video masturbating she was hailed as “heroic” and “a hero”.

The video was shared by @TheBlair_Bomber on social media, and has now been retweeted more than 10,000 times.

In the clip, a man can be heard saying: “You’re a hero!”

Ms McKeever was arrested for indecent exposure and released on bail.

“A hero, I know it, but it’s not enough.

She should be able to go home,” Ms McEwan wrote.

“She should be allowed to have the time of her life and go back to work and not be exposed to that.”

The video has been viewed more than 1.4 million times, with many users expressing their gratitude.

“I was totally blown away by this,” Ms Brown said.

“This is just a woman who’s done something so stupid.”

One user said: “I’m so glad I caught her.

Her actions and actions alone have saved lives.”

Another person shared: “Just wanted to thank @theblairbomber, I love her.

She has saved countless lives.”

A spokesperson for the Victoria Police said it was “working closely with the woman” in question.

“It is a matter of investigation as to what happened on the night of the incident, and whether she will face any charges,” they said in a statement.

“The investigation is ongoing and police are currently working with the local partner agencies to assist them.” ABC/wires