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Dickson chainsaw wielding bandit on a spree

By johnboy - 28 March 2013 56

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old Dickson man after he entered a commercial premises on Cowlishaw Street, Greenway brandishing a running chainsaw.

Around 3.40pm this afternoon (March 28), police attended Flax House after receiving numerous Triple Zero (000) reports that a man entered the premise armed with a running chainsaw and caused extensive damage.

Due to public safety concerns, Flax House was evacuated while police responded to the incident.
A short time later, Tuggeranong General Duties officers took the man into custody. The man has been conveyed to the ACT Watch House where he will be charged with burglary-related offences.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t already spoken to police, or has information which may assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Dickson chainsaw wielding bandit on a spree
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FioBla 9:38 am
29 Mar 13
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I am a Jedi! I am a Jedi!

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tr0jan 9:52 am
29 Mar 13
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goggles13 said :

how does an ex-employee get past security with a chainsaw?

Hmm.. I’d say by waving around the chainsaw?

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tr0jan 9:53 am
29 Mar 13
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goggles13 said :

how does an ex-employee get past security with a chainsaw?

I’d say by waving around said chainsaw

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Grumpy Old Fart 10:06 am
29 Mar 13
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goggles13 said :

how does an ex-employee get past security with a chainsaw?

Anyway he wants to if the chainsaw is running!!

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ScienceRules 10:26 am
29 Mar 13
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goggles13 said :

how does an ex-employee get past security with a chainsaw?

Clearly we must equip all security personnel with TWO chainsaws. It’s the only rational response.

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LumpySpacePrincess 12:57 pm
29 Mar 13
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goggles13 said :

how does an ex-employee get past security with a chainsaw?

There was no security to get passed. Just a glass door you need a pass to open….. Or a chainsaw

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bundah 1:31 pm
29 Mar 13
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We now have news that the mother of chainsaw man has apologised to those affected and mentioned that her son has been mentally ill for quite sometime.She said that they approached mental health on a number of occasions and apparently they failed to act.

Yet another one that has slipped through the cracks!

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gooterz 3:29 pm
29 Mar 13
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bundah said :

We now have news that the mother of chainsaw man has apologised to those affected and mentioned that her son has been mentally ill for quite sometime.She said that they approached mental health on a number of occasions and apparently they failed to act.

Yet another one that has slipped through the cracks!

Why does mentally I’ll persons have access to a chainsaw?

Anyone know which place this was? There’s a real estate agent and used to be a coffee shop on one side. Or was it the upstairs place?

If he used to work there he can’t be that mentally ill?

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Ko. 4:04 pm
29 Mar 13
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gooterz said :

bundah said :

We now have news that the mother of chainsaw man has apologised to those affected and mentioned that her son has been mentally ill for quite sometime.She said that they approached mental health on a number of occasions and apparently they failed to act.

Yet another one that has slipped through the cracks!

Why does mentally I’ll persons have access to a chainsaw?

Anyone know which place this was? There’s a real estate agent and used to be a coffee shop on one side. Or was it the upstairs place?

If he used to work there he can’t be that mentally ill?

umm?

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Pork Hunt 4:20 pm
29 Mar 13
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gooterz said :

bundah said :

We now have news that the mother of chainsaw man has apologised to those affected and mentioned that her son has been mentally ill for quite sometime.She said that they approached mental health on a number of occasions and apparently they failed to act.

Yet another one that has slipped through the cracks!

Why does mentally I’ll persons have access to a chainsaw?

Anyone know which place this was? There’s a real estate agent and used to be a coffee shop on one side. Or was it the upstairs place?

If he used to work there he can’t be that mentally ill?

People can go to a hardware store and buy all manner of items such as rope, cutting tools, power tools, chainsaws and digging tools (they come in handy for body disposal purposes).
I once saw a mentally ill person buying an axe and to my shock and horror, no checks were made.
This made me follow them home so that I knew where they lived incase the axe was meant for me.
When in line at Bunnings, I often look at other people in an effort to identify the nutters.

http://www.who.int/whr/2001/media_centre/press_release/en/

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bigfeet 5:17 pm
29 Mar 13
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LumpySpacePrincess said :

Surely he will be charged with more than burglary related offences, he threatened people with a deadly weapon FFS!

Actually this is exactly what burglary is…. Entering a premises as a trespasser with intent to cause harm to anyone in the building…(S311(1)(b) ACT Criminal Code)

And the fact that he was armed makes it aggravated burglary (Sect 312 ACT Criminal Code)…which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years.

So it is a very serious offence. And probably the most appropriate offence.

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Ozi 5:22 pm
29 Mar 13
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Pork Hunt said :

People can go to a hardware store and buy all manner of items such as rope, cutting tools, power tools, chainsaws and digging tools (they come in handy for body disposal purposes).
I once saw a mentally ill person buying an axe and to my shock and horror, no checks were made.
This made me follow them home so that I knew where they lived incase the axe was meant for me.
When in line at Bunnings, I often look at other people in an effort to identify the nutters.

http://www.who.int/whr/2001/media_centre/press_release/en/

Yeah, following him home would have definitely made him less paranoid. Well played. Poor bloke probably just wanted to cut down a tree.

I think we need another amendment to our laws (lets call it the second amendment) which allows everyone to carry a chainsaw for personal protection, and maybe allow licences to be issued for “covert carry” chainsaws. Only then will society be safe.

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steveu 5:30 pm
29 Mar 13
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bigfeet said :

So it is a very serious offence. And probably the most appropriate offence.

There is no doubt that the person is suffering a mental illness, and presumably at the height of an episode – so how would the courts see that in terms of judgement (and if so, sentencing?) Asking the question thats all.

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Walker 11:34 pm
29 Mar 13
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Pork Hunt said :

gooterz said :

bundah said :

We now have news that the mother of chainsaw man has apologised to those affected and mentioned that her son has been mentally ill for quite sometime.She said that they approached mental health on a number of occasions and apparently they failed to act.

Yet another one that has slipped through the cracks!

Why does mentally I’ll persons have access to a chainsaw?

Anyone know which place this was? There’s a real estate agent and used to be a coffee shop on one side. Or was it the upstairs place?

If he used to work there he can’t be that mentally ill?

People can go to a hardware store and buy all manner of items such as rope, cutting tools, power tools, chainsaws and digging tools (they come in handy for body disposal purposes).
I once saw a mentally ill person buying an axe and to my shock and horror, no checks were made.
This made me follow them home so that I knew where they lived incase the axe was meant for me.
When in line at Bunnings, I often look at other people in an effort to identify the nutters.

http://www.who.int/whr/2001/media_centre/press_release/en/

Hardware stores also supply mirrors.

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BimboGeek 1:12 am
30 Mar 13
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How can anyone be shocked and horrified to learn that unrestricted hardware is sold without restriction? I mean, one might not feel comfortable supplying a chainsaw to someone who seems “odd” but one is not a trained and licensed psychiatrist. Can you imagine the headlines if a shop asked a man buying an axe to prove that he wasn’t planning on using it in battle?

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