One would like to think that a man who beats up his mother and threatens her visitors with a chainsaw might be incarcerated.
But this is Canberra where, according to the ABC it warrants a $2,500 fine.
In April last year bricklayer Thomislav Pavicic, 32, threatened a visitor at his mother’s home with the chainsaw.
The Magistrates Court heard Pavicic threatened to “cut” the man with the chainsaw while brandishing it above his head.
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Pavicic was convicted of assault for that offence, as well as threatening the man with a three-metre-long fishing gaff.
The day before, Pavicic had assaulted his mother, throwing her to the ground and breaking her wrist.
So there you go.