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Rock droppers come to Canberra

By johnboy - 2 August 2011 28

A 30-year-old man was injured and his car windscreen was damaged after an object struck his vehicle early this morning (Tuesday, August 2).

Around 4.30am, the man was driving southbound along Parkes Way when an object, believed to be a lump of concrete, struck his vehicle as he was travelling under the footbridge between Allara Street and Commonwealth Park.

The object shattered the vehicle’s windscreen, forcing the driver to stop his car on Parkes Way. The man received treatment for a small cut to his head by paramedics at the scene.

The man told police he saw two teenage males on the bridge around the time of the incident. One of the males was wearing a dark coloured “hoodie” jumper.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or saw two teenage males near Parkes Way around 4.30am today to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Rock droppers come to Canberra
00davist 3:26 pm 02 Aug 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mr Gillespie said :

So that’s why they’re building these big, ugly eyesores on bridges now.

Sad, isn’t it. They could instead invest in surveillance cameras on all overpass bridges and bring these oxygen thieves to justice juvenile or not. It was a mistake building that holiday resort they call “Bimberi”. What was wrong with Quamby, they could have increased security there to stop the escapes, not make a nicer “human rights-compliant” holiday camp where these little retches do these things just to get a nice holiday inside.

Perhaps the surveilance cameras could double up as speed cameras? A great way to enforce the law on two fronts.

Thats a great idea!

Horah to CSRI and Mr.G for there suggestion to install more speed camera’s!

Combining the functions of camera’s in locations such as this woould be a usefull way to help track down criminals, and prevent crime, whilst freeing up police resorces to do so.

Some say speed camea’s do nothing to fee up police, That is beace there are not enough speed camera’s!

As for these two rock throwoing dero’s, I really hope next time they decide to do this, they trip and fall off instead, preferably the day before barriers are installed! (I hate the barriers, but still, that would be beautifull irony!)

colourful sydney rac 1:44 pm 02 Aug 11

Mr Gillespie said :

So that’s why they’re building these big, ugly eyesores on bridges now.

Sad, isn’t it. They could instead invest in surveillance cameras on all overpass bridges and bring these oxygen thieves to justice juvenile or not. It was a mistake building that holiday resort they call “Bimberi”. What was wrong with Quamby, they could have increased security there to stop the escapes, not make a nicer “human rights-compliant” holiday camp where these little retches do these things just to get a nice holiday inside.

Perhaps the surveilance cameras could double up as speed cameras? A great way to enforce the law on two fronts.

Henry82 1:13 pm 02 Aug 11

Mr Gillespie said :

So that’s why they’re building these big, ugly eyesores on bridges now. Sad, isn’t it. They could instead invest in surveillance cameras on all overpass bridges and bring these oxygen thieves to justice juvenile or not..

A camera doesnt stop them from throwing stuff, where a large cage does. If the juvenile system here is similar to NSW, you can get away with almost anything when under 18. Of course i’d like to see the little shit get caught by police, but in reality he’s going to get a juvenile caution (aka slap on the wrist) and thats about it.

Mr Gillespie 12:49 pm 02 Aug 11

So that’s why they’re building these big, ugly eyesores on bridges now.

Sad, isn’t it. They could instead invest in surveillance cameras on all overpass bridges and bring these oxygen thieves to justice juvenile or not. It was a mistake building that holiday resort they call “Bimberi”. What was wrong with Quamby, they could have increased security there to stop the escapes, not make a nicer “human rights-compliant” holiday camp where these little retches do these things just to get a nice holiday inside.

Hercsie 12:19 pm 02 Aug 11

F*%king rock dropping scumbags

Unbelievable – I was drivng under that bridge last week and thought to myself I wonder how long it will take before it gets caged – like the one at the bottom of Ginninderra Drive.

I guess not long.

Ben_Dover 11:46 am 02 Aug 11

The Frots said :

Agreed. Prhaps, once they are caught, people could drop rocks on them from the bridge? Sounds fair.

I disagree.

Dropping them from the bridges into the path of moving vehicles, would be far more apt.

Holden Caulfield 11:38 am 02 Aug 11

What if we got one to drive Mia80’s surplus Mazda along the road and threw the other one at the car as it passed underneath?

Three birds. One stone(r).

Stevian 11:37 am 02 Aug 11

Joe Canberran said :

The Etymology of ‘hoodlum’ does not refer to the wearing of ‘hoods’ or of coming from the (neighbour) ‘hood’ but is likely to have come from the Bavarian ‘huddellump’ meaning ‘good-for-nothing’.

Nevertheless Hoodlum= One who wears a hoodie is a good and valid folk etymology.

The Frots 11:27 am 02 Aug 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Pretty piss poor effort.

Hopefully we don’t end up with ugly cages on our bridges to help prevent this behaviour.

Agreed. Prhaps, once they are caught, people could drop rocks on them from the bridge? Sounds fair.

shirty_bear 11:26 am 02 Aug 11

Holden Caulfield said :

Pretty piss poor effort.

Hopefully we don’t end up with ugly cages on our bridges to help prevent this behaviour.

Nothing surer now … it’s the only response the gummint has.

Holden Caulfield 11:19 am 02 Aug 11

Pretty piss poor effort.

Hopefully we don’t end up with ugly cages on our bridges to help prevent this behaviour.

Joe Canberran 11:07 am 02 Aug 11

For some years I have been in favour of using hoodie wearing as way of identify criminality but unfortunately a couple of months ago my sig other bought me one which is not only extremely comfy but also makes me look trendy for the first time in years.

So I’m torn; do I give up my prejudice against hoodie wearers and just look for criminality by judging a person by their actions rather than their clothing? or as a new hoodie wearer do I condemn myself as a ‘hoodlum’?

NB: Here I diverge from the traditional use ‘hoodlum’ which refers to a lawless youth, thug or criminal (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/hoodlum) to refer specifically to to a person who wears a ‘hoodie’ and is therefore assumed to also to be of criminal nature or display antisocial behaviours. The Etymology of ‘hoodlum’ does not refer to the wearing of ‘hoods’ or of coming from the (neighbour) ‘hood’ but is likely to have come from the Bavarian ‘huddellump’ meaning ‘good-for-nothing’.

Beserk Keyboard Warr 9:53 am 02 Aug 11

I consider public execution by stoning to be cruel and unusual but I’d be willing to make an exception for these two hooded degenerates.

Ben_Dover 9:37 am 02 Aug 11

I agree with #1

neanderthalsis 9:27 am 02 Aug 11

These cretins should be publicly pissed on. IMHO, throwing a rock/lump of concrete at a car should be classed as attempted murder, as death is certainly a possibility in many cases.

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