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Punching on against a knife in Kingston

By johnboy - 27 January 2012 18

ACT Policing has arrested a man after an incident in Kingston where it is alleged he pulled a knife on another man earlier today (Friday, January 27).

About midday police received the report and attended Giles Street in Kingston.

The victim was at the ATM outside the IGA when the alleged offender approached. An altercation between the two took place with the alleged offender producing a knife. The victim defended himself and punched the alleged offender in the face.

The alleged offender fled in a blue Ford Laser. Police located him shortly after in a nearby suburb where he was arrested.

Police have sealed off part of the area on Giles Street while they investigate the incident.

The alleged offender may face a charge of Possess Offensive Weapon with Intent and a number of traffic offences.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Punching on against a knife in Kingston
Merle 3:09 pm 29 Jan 12

harvyk1 said :

lswchp, chances are if this person was willing to take on an armed person, chances are they had some sort of martial arts or fighting skills behind them. Defence against weapons is something that is taught by certain martial arts schools.

I disagree. The ratio of idiots to martial arts experts is heavily skewed in favour of the former. Chances are it was some guy who had seen too many movies and was lucky enough to get away unharmed.

Violet68 1:40 pm 29 Jan 12

Pork Hunt said :

54-11 said :

Stevian said :

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

I think that the words “compliment” and “complement” should be banished from the English language because so many illiterates get them wrong.

Or just change the spelling to ‘compliement’…

A more appropriate word for RA would be “complyment”

Pork Hunt 6:45 am 29 Jan 12

54-11 said :

Stevian said :

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

I think that the words “compliment” and “complement” should be banished from the English language because so many illiterates get them wrong.

Or just change the spelling to ‘compliement’…

54-11 7:40 pm 28 Jan 12

Stevian said :

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

I think that the words “compliment” and “complement” should be banished from the English language because so many illiterates get them wrong.

johnboy 5:14 pm 28 Jan 12

Stevian is more the village idiot than the forum police.

Tooks 5:06 pm 28 Jan 12

Stevian said :

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

The forum police have spoken. Only comment on topics when you know all the details.

LSWCHP 4:51 pm 28 Jan 12

Stevian said :

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

Ummm, in essence I wrote that I didn’t know the details of the incident, but if I was attacked by someone with a knife I’d run away rather than fighting the attacker.

I’ve tried to relate what I wrote to hour subsequent comment, but unfortunately, it’s not working.

milkman 4:07 pm 28 Jan 12

Stevian said :

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

Thankyou.

Stevian 9:46 am 28 Jan 12

It amazes me how much you all know about this incident. You should write for television (that is not a complement)

harvyk1 9:42 pm 27 Jan 12

lswchp, chances are if this person was willing to take on an armed person, chances are they had some sort of martial arts or fighting skills behind them. Defence against weapons is something that is taught by certain martial arts schools.

I’d guess the offender realised they had picked the wrong guy and ran away very quickly. they where most likely looking for easy money, and when they got resistance they showed what sort of gutless wonder they really were.

dpm 6:24 pm 27 Jan 12

I’m just waiting for the victim to be charged with assault! Hahahaha! I wouldn’t be surprised….

LSWCHP 6:03 pm 27 Jan 12

Without further details, it’s hard to know whether this was an act of extraordinary courage, or extraordinary stupidity. Perhaps a bit of both.

Most people have never experienced actual violence, so they base their ideas and actions upon what they see in the movies. But in real life, a hurried slash or stab in the middle of a punchup can result in a severed artery which will cause you to bleed out and die in a couple of minutes.

If someone came at me with a knife I’d be breaking world records running in the other direction.

buzz819 5:17 pm 27 Jan 12

Deref said :

“Possess Offensive Weapon”????

How about attempted armed robbery and threatening with a deadly weapon?

This needs more than a punch in the face.

They obviously did not go with aggravated robbery as it was not a robbery, “An altercation between the two took place with the alleged offender producing a knife. The victim defended himself and punched the alleged offender in the face.” No where there does it say the offender demanded anything off the victim, just they started fighting and the offender pulled a knife.

Threatening with a deadly weapon? Needs to be a real offence before you can charge someone with it.

The closest that the Criminal Code 2002, or the Crimes Act 1900 allows is Possess Offensive Weapon and Act Endangering Life.

Deref 4:42 pm 27 Jan 12

“Possess Offensive Weapon”????

How about attempted armed robbery and threatening with a deadly weapon?

This needs more than a punch in the face.

The_Bulldog 4:21 pm 27 Jan 12

+1 for the punch in the face. Chalk one up for the good guys.

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