Firebombing to get away from the cops works about as well as expected

By 18 January, 2014 10

A man who used a homemade incendiary device in an attempt to elude police last night was arrested in Belconnen and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning (Saturday, January 18).

Around 7.25pm, police were conducting a routine patrol in the Belconnen area when they detected an orange Daewoo sedan being driven erratically.

The driver of the vehicle ignored police signals to stop and a pursuit began. The pursuit was terminated after some 40 seconds as the pursued vehicle entered a cul de sac.

As police approached the vehicle, the occupant jumped out and ran, throwing containers of liquid which ignited. Police stopped their foot pursuit of the offender and used their patrol vehicle’s portable extinguishers to put out the fire.

Police arrested the man around an hour later and he was conveyed to Calvary Hospital, where he was treated for burns injuries.

The 32-year-old Hackett man has been charged with a range of serious traffic offences, as well as acts endangering life and deliberately lighting fires during a total fire ban.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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10 Responses to Firebombing to get away from the cops works about as well as expected
#1
Holden Caulfield9:53 am, 18 Jan 14

This is winning!

#2
Pork Hunt10:48 am, 18 Jan 14

What a pity the cops didn’t supplement the burns with lead poisoning…

#3
CraigT11:21 am, 18 Jan 14

I think we should donate this guy to the Taliban.

#4
wildturkeycanoe11:35 am, 18 Jan 14

Are they sure he was 32 y.o? Sounds like the deluded acts of a young child with issues. Wow, two crazies in one week, it must be the heat driving people mad.

#5
m00nee5:39 pm, 19 Jan 14

And another example of a person awaiting trail on multiple charges being let out on bail to continue their complete contempt of the community, the police and the legal system. high fives to the magistrate that let this moron roam free.

#6
Tooks9:51 pm, 19 Jan 14

m00nee said :

And another example of a person awaiting trail on multiple charges being let out on bail to continue their complete contempt of the community, the police and the legal system. high fives to the magistrate that let this moron roam free.

Not suggesting you’re wrong, but where did you get that information?

#7
BimboGeek2:46 am, 20 Jan 14

Samaritan House in Hackett has a few permanent residents and is the closest thing to hospitalisation that is actually available to the people who live there. The residents are properly sick and one lovely schizophrenic is known to all the neighbours who actually warn newbies in the area not to be alarmed if he wanders the streets talking to himself. When I read about a 32yo Hackett man acting erratically I think of Samaritan House and wonder if it’s another of their “characters.”

#8
m00nee6:21 am, 20 Jan 14

Tooks said :

m00nee said :

And another example of a person awaiting trail on multiple charges being let out on bail to continue their complete contempt of the community, the police and the legal system. high fives to the magistrate that let this moron roam free.

Not suggesting you’re wrong, but where did you get that information?

http://www.courts.act.gov.au/magistrates/lists/index

Currently has case numbers CC13/03690, CC13/04455, CC13/05362, CC13/11305, CC13/11306, CC13/11307 on the general hearing list. Due back in court on 31 Jan.

#9
Tooks6:24 pm, 20 Jan 14

m00nee said :

Tooks said :

m00nee said :

And another example of a person awaiting trail on multiple charges being let out on bail to continue their complete contempt of the community, the police and the legal system. high fives to the magistrate that let this moron roam free.

Not suggesting you’re wrong, but where did you get that information?

http://www.courts.act.gov.au/magistrates/lists/index

Currently has case numbers CC13/03690, CC13/04455, CC13/05362, CC13/11305, CC13/11306, CC13/11307 on the general hearing list. Due back in court on 31 Jan.

Thanks. Been a busy boy then.

#10
Becmaster788:16 pm, 20 Jan 14

Homemade incendiary device? What? A bottle of brake fluid and a Bic lighter? What an absolute git. I love his cat/mouse tactic of driving into a cul de sac. My first thought was ‘He couldn’t be an original Hackett-ite’ as I attended the local primary school and I like to think of Hackett as a place that breeds champions of the human race, not moronic half wits who can’t even find their way out of a wet paper bag.

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