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Is there nothing a longneck can’t do?

By johnboy - 14 June 2011 12

A 40-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrate’s Court this morning over an attempted aggravated robbery at the Coles Express Service Station in Braddon early yesterday morning (Tuesday, June 14).

About 6.20am on Monday, police received notification of a hold-up alarm activation at the service station on Mort Street. On viewing the CCTV footage, it depicted the 40-year-old man entering the store about 6.11am and approaching the attendant at the counter.

The man produced a “long neck” beer bottle from under his shirt and threatened the attendant, demanding him to open the till. The man attempted to open the cash register himself when the staff member was unable to. He left the store moments later without any items.

Police located the man a short distance from the service station half an hour later and arrested him for attempted aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Is there nothing a longneck can’t do?
LSWCHP 1:14 pm 09 Aug 11

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

The console operator needs to harden up. A longneck is not a gun.

A distant member of my family was hit over the head with a bottle after getting involved in a punch up in a bar in a southeast asian city. Unlike similar events in westerns and action movies, he died on the spot. Anything, even a biro or a plastic comb can hurt you badly if used as a weapon, and should not be trifled with.

Also, I would say that very few service station attendants are paid enough that they would be willing to duke it out with a crim in order to defend their employers take for the evening. Who wants to be maimed or killed for a couple of hundred bucks in small bills that belong to someone else?

The attendant did the right thing.

Stevian 1:01 pm 09 Aug 11

fgzk said :

The press release said he used a long neck so he would be a “Piss Head” not a druggy.

Alcohol is a drug so technically a Piss Head” is a druggy

p1 12:39 pm 09 Aug 11

There are much better things to do with a longneck. Like drinking it in the drivers seat of your van on a nice sunny day….

fgzk 11:24 am 09 Aug 11

The press release said he used a long neck so he would be a “Piss Head” not a druggy.

EvanJames said :

buzz819 said :

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

The console operator needs to harden up. A longneck is not a gun.

Yeah, it’s not like you can be beaten to death with something hard, then stabbed and cut with a broken bottle….

You my friend are a true keyboard warrior, I bet the only time you’ve dealt with a cranky person is when you’ve taken to long to order your skinny single shot mocha frappe…

Snap. Saved me the trouble of typing that. If some hyped-up, stinky man is threatening to club you across the face with a large beer bottle, I defy anyone to “harden up” but I guess the real world and the darkened cupboard that keyboard warriors internet from are two different dimensions.

That servo fronts Haig Park… not much of a stumble for the druggies to go find money they need.

EvanJames 11:20 am 09 Aug 11

buzz819 said :

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

The console operator needs to harden up. A longneck is not a gun.

Yeah, it’s not like you can be beaten to death with something hard, then stabbed and cut with a broken bottle….

You my friend are a true keyboard warrior, I bet the only time you’ve dealt with a cranky person is when you’ve taken to long to order your skinny single shot mocha frappe…

Snap. Saved me the trouble of typing that. If some hyped-up, stinky man is threatening to club you across the face with a large beer bottle, I defy anyone to “harden up” but I guess the real world and the darkened cupboard that keyboard warriors internet from are two different dimensions.

That servo fronts Haig Park… not much of a stumble for the druggies to go find money they need.

BimboGeek 10:54 am 09 Aug 11

buzz819 said :

I bet the only time you’ve dealt with a cranky person is when you’ve taken to long to order your skinny single shot mocha frappe…

I don’t think it’s the ordering part of that order that’s going to cause crankiness… Anyway you forgot to specify that it also needs to come with no ice cream, cream on top, honey and sprinkles.

I think we’d all like to think we’re tough enough to fight an imaginary assailant but the attendant played dumb, “couldn’t open the register” and the guy left, so I guess that’s the way to win that situation!

buzz819 10:33 am 09 Aug 11

Beserk Keyboard Warrior said :

The console operator needs to harden up. A longneck is not a gun.

Yeah, it’s not like you can be beaten to death with something hard, then stabbed and cut with a broken bottle….

You my friend are a true keyboard warrior, I bet the only time you’ve dealt with a cranky person is when you’ve taken to long to order your skinny single shot mocha frappe…

Beserk Keyboard Warr 10:20 am 09 Aug 11

The console operator needs to harden up. A longneck is not a gun.

Mr_Dee 9:56 am 09 Aug 11

Another stupid loser off the streets

Deref 12:30 pm 14 Jun 11

p1 said :

…..and arrested him for attempted aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon.

Was it Fosters?

If so, double the fine from $50 to $100.

p1 12:06 pm 14 Jun 11

…..and arrested him for attempted aggravated robbery with an offensive weapon.

Was it Fosters?

The Frots 10:26 am 14 Jun 11

Some people are just too dumb for words.

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