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Jamo Mall Brawl

Kramer 1 October 2007 31

My family and I were just completing our grocery shop at Jamison this afternoon, when in the middle of the newly refurbished mall a brawl broke out. It seems (from our distanced view) a couple of blokes had a disagreement out the front of Aldi, which became a bit heated and resulted in the younger guy bottling the older guy. Things stepped up from there, with a few mates from either side running in to help; a checkout chick from Coles running in, as it was her dad who was bottled; Aldi & Coles staff stepping in to break things up; and no real form of mall security. The guy was then kicked and hit while on the ground by the main offender. A number of mobiles were pulled out by customers in the area – half I expect were calling the police, while the other half filmed the event for YouTube.

The end result was a puddle of blood, glass, and grog left on the floor in the middle of the newly laid tiles; a couple of police cars outside; a guy with a cold compress on his head and a bit of blood all over; and a guy in cuffs on the curb.

So it’s a new look Jamo, but the customers are still the same.


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Kramer Kramer 1:00 pm 03 Oct 07

Halez – Apologies for misconstruing you dad as one of the derros. He is a hero and should be greatly respected for standing up for decency in our society. I hope someone shouted him a bottle (or case) of wine, after losing his purchase.

Unfortunately I missed the start of incident, I heard yelling and the smashing bottle – hence the assumption about the bottling. Then I saw your dad on the ground being hit. I’m not sure if I would be the best witness, as I was still standing inside Coles, and wasn’t wearing my glasses (so my testimony in court would be useless).

ant ant 10:19 pm 02 Oct 07

On Commercial radio news this evening, they reported this incident, and asked for witnesses to get in touch with Crime Stoppers to give their info. So Kramer, get on to them!

It’s just so great that these garbage people are out and about in our society. And when someone tries to deal with them, they get done over.

barney barney 9:09 pm 02 Oct 07

To be honest. I lied about the Iranian Skim Milk.

shauno shauno 9:05 pm 02 Oct 07

Aldi is a German company and German companies have a lot of contacts with Iran. My guess is the Iranian Milk would be Halal certified and they would be cashing in on the Muslim community.

barney barney 8:54 pm 02 Oct 07

I just love these “stories” about brawls and crime and the like. I’d like amuse myself in the thinking that the fight was over some “highly valued” item from Aldi (they have some really rare items don’t they. Tell me, cause I don’t know~). But considering that there are persons involved within the thread, I’ll just keep it to myself.

Ehr. has anybody ever bought the Iranian skim-milk from Aldi ? My friend went down there to pick up a fabbo DVD player, and came back with a trolley full of it. It must have been on special or something.

princess-halez princess-halez 8:09 pm 02 Oct 07

Seeing this incident has devastated me, Thank you so much for all the positive comments, this makes me feel better knowing that there are actually civilized and caring people in the community, You’ve helped me get through the day on a positive note.

Dad is on the mend, but it will take some time.

lucym lucym 7:13 pm 02 Oct 07

Maybe its the same guy who, with a mate, was bashing up a girl on the corner of the Jamison carpark nearest to the Jamison Inn the weekend before last. We rang the cops.

Hope your dad is ok princess-halez

asp asp 5:39 pm 02 Oct 07

“this particular piece of scum gets locked up for a long time”

I hope so too, but given what some people have gotten away with in recent times. Think Miss Westin… I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Stung Stung 4:13 pm 02 Oct 07

I guess the lesson here is dont tell derros to stop swearing.

justbands justbands 3:50 pm 02 Oct 07

Sadly, there’s scum all over the place. I hope your Dad is OK princess-halez & that this particular piece of scum gets locked up for a long time…unlikely unfortunately.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 3:31 pm 02 Oct 07

I think since the Jamo Tavern has been cleaned up a bit, that may have helped the local image too.

Panhead Panhead 3:18 pm 02 Oct 07

After living my whole life in cook and using Jamo on a weekly basis I bring my conclusion to the block of public housing on the Wests rugby side, Canberra High and Emu Bank. When i was 12 me and a few friends were chased from Jamo and around Aranda by some scum Canberra High kids trying to take our bikes. The reason we didn’t fight back? they were at least 4 years older then us and they are prone to pull weapons like what happened to your father. I really fell for you and I have an idea who they might be, it seems to be the same people every time. Jamo has improved with the renovations because more people from nicer suburbs are coming to do there shopping, not so many deros I noticed.

philbert83au philbert83au 2:16 pm 02 Oct 07

Looks like the simple answer is there are derros and mingers all over Canberra and environs…

While we’re at it, bases not yet covered where I’ve witnessed antisocial behaviour in two years here: Kingston, Manuka, Griffith, Belconnen, Dickson, Kambah, Eastlake though surprisingly not Tuggers Hyperdome.

Snahons_scv6_berlina Snahons_scv6_berlina 1:58 pm 02 Oct 07

punks these days have no respect… Perhaps they can turn the new gaol into a “Prison break” style set up. Lock em-up and let em fend for themselves – I’m sure they’d gain some respect then. Even the ANU anthropology dept could use it for study 🙂

VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt VYBerlinaV8 now_with_added grunt 12:53 pm 02 Oct 07

Princess-Halez, I wasn’t trying to imply your old man was asking for trouble. I guess the ‘asking for trouble’ was by engaging a piece of scum to ask them to stop being offensive – something I may well also have done if it was my wife and child nearby. I hope he’s ok, and the assholes who did this get theirs.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 12:07 pm 02 Oct 07

If growing up near Queanbeyan legitimizes a comment, then call me an authority.
Justbands, I’ve been to the Woden PLAZA (goddamn town-centre goddammit, that’s what it is goddammit) and I’ve witnessed a fair few fights there. But that, nor jamo, can compare to the bogan glory that is the queanbo town centre.
Jamo really isn’t that bad, I spent my years since fifteen in the area and used it regularly. Only once have I ever feared getting bashed, and that was when I was young – an incident that could have happened anywhere.
The fact that this man felt confident to ask those trouble-some youths not to swear indicates that jamo really isn’t much of a rough area. There’s just a few loose cannons every once in a while.

hingo_VRCalaisV6 hingo_VRCalaisV6 11:52 am 02 Oct 07

He should have shoved that bottle of wine up their ass, sideways. Hope your fatehr is ok halez.

Thumper Thumper 11:36 am 02 Oct 07

Actually, sorry, this is just scum…

Apologies to bogans…

Thumper Thumper 11:35 am 02 Oct 07

Scum bogan lowlife….

But hey, he’ll get a slap on the wrist and a stern talking to….

Stung Stung 11:30 am 02 Oct 07

Trolley poles hey, what a lowlife. Did the bloke get arrested for it??

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