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Knife wielding maniac on the Parkway

By johnboy - 26 August 2011 38

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a road rage incident yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, August 24) which started in Greenway before ending in Civic.

Around 5.45pm yesterday, a black Lexus RX400 four wheel drive was stopped at a set of traffic lights on Drakeford Drive, Greenway when it was struck by a grey or beige coloured Land Rover Freelander four wheel drive.

The woman driving the Lexus got out of her car and approached the driver’s side of the Land Rover to exchange details.

At this time the man driving the Land Rover, described as Caucasian, aged in his mid twenties, with a solid build, short blond hair and clean shaven drove away from the collision scene, running over the woman’s foot.

The woman returned to her vehicle and continued on her way.

A short time later, while travelling along Parkes Way, the man driving the Land Rover has driven alongside the Lexus and made several threatening gestures towards the woman with a large knife.

The incident was reported to police and through a coordinated response by ACT Policing General Duties, City Beats and Specialist Response and Security officers located the Lexus on Commonwealth Avenue, with the woman unharmed.

Police conducted an extensive search for the Land Rover, but were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, saw either of the two vehicles around 5.45pm yesterday, or recognises the man described above to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Knife wielding maniac on the Parkway
SigmaOctantis 12:06 pm 26 Aug 11

“running over the woman’s foot.

The woman returned to her vehicle and continued on her way.”

Hasn’t anyone else noticed that this sounds a little weird? How the hell can you continue on your way after a Land Rover runs over your foot?! Who was she, the Terminator? Presumably a totally crushed foot would have been the result. Sounds like yet another case of blatant exaggeration.

arescarti42 11:53 am 26 Aug 11

Wouldn’t a Land Rover running over your foot injure you? It’d have to be maybe 300-400kgs per wheel.

Erg0 11:48 am 26 Aug 11

Pretty sure the police can tell the difference between a dent from backing into a pole and damage from being rear-ended by another car, and I’m sure it’s not uncommon for someone to be unable to take note of a licence plate when they’re under duress.

Who knows, though – as was noted elsewhere, we seldom hear the outcome of these cases so it’s difficult to assess how often these sorts of reports turn out to be bogus.

KB1971 10:54 am 26 Aug 11

ozmoo said :

Typical four wheel drive owner…………..

Yeah, they are all w***ers with small penii!!!!

shirty_bear 10:44 am 26 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

I daresay she reversed into a pylon at the Hyperdome, and to cover up her idiocy, concocted this BS story.

Good call, Conan. Having blindly swallowed the original story (even while pointing out its most basic flaw), I’m much happier with this view.
Also consistent with the plod announcing finding the Lexus (?) but not the Landy.

Seems that this emerging road rage trend contains much BS … the stories all have glaring flaws and/or omissions :-\

00davist 10:36 am 26 Aug 11

ConanOfCooma said :

The headline should read “Stupid Woman Victim of Road Rage Fails to Note License Plate Despite Having Several Opportunities”.

If you can’t make someone else accountable, YOU’RE accountable.

I daresay she reversed into a pylon at the Hyperdome, and to cover up her idiocy, concocted this BS story.

Some time ago I learnt not to flash my high beams at somone when they cut you off, In my case, the sleek, new black BMW raced ahead into the distance, but had a mind flip somwhere ahead, and pulled up, waited for me to pass, and threw a full can of slol at my car…

…Missed!

However, in my case, I noted the number plate, as did my passenger, and we reported it to the police. I later got a call from that officer, to let me know the plates were a match for an old green magna, and theat a discription had been put out to the cops on the road, to try and find the BMW if they could.

So maybe she did get the plates mate, seems to me, the kind of person to ram people and wave a big knife, may also be the kind of guy to have the wrong plates on his car.

ConanOfCooma 10:22 am 26 Aug 11

The headline should read “Stupid Woman Victim of Road Rage Fails to Note License Plate Despite Having Several Opportunities”.

If you can’t make someone else accountable, YOU’RE accountable.

I daresay she reversed into a pylon at the Hyperdome, and to cover up her idiocy, concocted this BS story.

Holden Caulfield 10:09 am 26 Aug 11

ozmoo said :

Typical four wheel drive owner…………..

Which one? And is either any relation to playboy89?

Aside from that, when you’re driving just take a chill pill folks.

Classified 10:07 am 26 Aug 11

Postalgeek said :

ozmoo said :

Typical four wheel drive owner…………..

Does this sort of incident happen to you daily? Maybe you’re trapped in a vicious circle, where 4WDs sense your hostility and ram you, making you ever more hostile to them.

Hook, line and sinker, I’d say.

shirty_bear 10:07 am 26 Aug 11

Surely noting the Landy’s rego at some point would have been trivial? Game, set, match.

Postalgeek 9:47 am 26 Aug 11

ozmoo said :

Typical four wheel drive owner…………..

Does this sort of incident happen to you daily? Maybe you’re trapped in a vicious circle, where 4WDs sense your hostility and ram you, making you ever more hostile to them.

Erg0 9:36 am 26 Aug 11

(Although I suppose they would have had to have taken the Parkway to get to Parkes Way, so both may actually be correct)

ozmoo 9:36 am 26 Aug 11

Typical four wheel drive owner…………..

johnboy 9:36 am 26 Aug 11

From Greenway? Pretty sure it’s the parkway.

Erg0 9:34 am 26 Aug 11

Jesus Tapdancing Christ, what’s with all the road raging imbeciles this week?

Incidentally, re the headline: Parkes Way, not the Parkway.

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