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Update to the road rage story

By johnboy - 23 May 2011 38

Last week we ran a story about a road rage attack which gained a lot of attention.

We can now report that the story is being taken very seriously by the highest levels of ACT Policing.

The story author, gmckay424, has been asked to get in touch with police about pursuing it. (He should check the email addy used to open his RiotACT account for details on who to get in touch with).

We’ve decided to remove the rego details for now.

UPDATE: This statement from ACT Policing:

A comprehensive search of ACT Policing indices has yielded nil results for the incident as described.

Police would urge the original complainant in this matter to contact ACT Policing Operations on 131-444.”

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38 Responses to
Update to the road rage story
Gerry-Built 1:05 pm 23 May 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Eppo said :

I’d like to know why it takes a story going viral to get any serious action. Maybe the ‘highest levels of ACT Policing’ can explain?

Perhaps, just perhaps it had never been reported to the police…

Or perhaps, with the scant details provided in the OP (a Saturday night a few weeks back on the Monaro Highway hardly places it well), it was easier for ACT Policing to follow up the complaint from CC1234 via RiotACT – where the complaint originated… The fact this story has gone somewhat viral will have added to the “highest levels of ACT Policing” suddenly being interested…

Hope the perps get caught and handled in an appropriate manner.

If the Police have resourcing too limited to follow this incident up, perhaps they need to seek community help to follow up on these sorts of incidents…

Antagonist 1:04 pm 23 May 11

Perhaps the rego actually belongs to a silver Commodore S (not SS) owned by a single mother of two children? And never involved in a road rage incident at all?

Or perhaps it is actually the rego plate seen on the back of BimboGeeks ‘Lake Turdey Griffen Ghost Ship’? You know … the one that ate the Commodore full of Queanbeyan bogans on Commonwealth Ave bridge and kept the plate as a souvenir to warn off all the other Queanbeyan bogans.

Tooks 1:04 pm 23 May 11

The original story is full of holes and I have a theory about why he may have posted it, but I’ll give the guy the benefit of the doubt and see what the next update is. Should be interesting…

p1 12:22 pm 23 May 11

Diggety said :

The suspense continues, find out next week’s episode of TheRiotACT!

Same Bat Time, same Bat Channel?

Diggety 12:05 pm 23 May 11

Is CC1234 be a coked up road-rager, on his way to a new herion addiction at the Hume Hilton?
Could this all be just an affair cover up by gmckay424’s cheating wife?
Were gmcay424’s fingers too fat and keyed in the wrong rego?

The suspense continues, find out next week’s episode of TheRiotACT!

johnboy 12:01 pm 23 May 11

So let’s just all calm down and wait and see?

matjones 12:00 pm 23 May 11

The Frots said :

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Eppo said :

I’d like to know why it takes a story going viral to get any serious action. Maybe the ‘highest levels of ACT Policing’ can explain?

Perhaps, just perhaps it had never been reported to the police…

I’m thinking that way.

The original story clearly states that police were called, and came to the scene.

The Frots 11:58 am 23 May 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Eppo said :

I’d like to know why it takes a story going viral to get any serious action. Maybe the ‘highest levels of ACT Policing’ can explain?

Perhaps, just perhaps it had never been reported to the police…

I’m thinking that way.

Eppo 11:40 am 23 May 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Eppo said :

I’d like to know why it takes a story going viral to get any serious action. Maybe the ‘highest levels of ACT Policing’ can explain?

Perhaps, just perhaps it had never been reported to the police…

I’m willing to give the OP the benefit of the doubt. There’s nothing for him to gain by lying.

If it’s a troll thread, it’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.

thatsnotme 11:39 am 23 May 11

I don’t get this. In the original story, gmckay424 said that the police attended the scene after the attack, and took details. Why do ACT Policing now need to rely on him checking his email to progress this – surely the police should have more than enough details on record to contact him (or his wife) directly?

colourful sydney rac 11:21 am 23 May 11

Eppo said :

I’d like to know why it takes a story going viral to get any serious action. Maybe the ‘highest levels of ACT Policing’ can explain?

Perhaps, just perhaps it had never been reported to the police…

Eppo 11:10 am 23 May 11

I’d like to know why it takes a story going viral to get any serious action. Maybe the ‘highest levels of ACT Policing’ can explain?

Captain RAAF 11:07 am 23 May 11

“We’ve decided to remove the rego details for now”

Yes, better to be safe than sorry. I’m sure the couple of hundred cars with it stuck to the dashboard will ensure it isn’t forgotten.

Monomyth 10:59 am 23 May 11

Probably has something to do with the amount of outrage that story garnered, and the amount of people who posted the information to facebook, it was only a matter of time before someone influential became aware of the severity.
I’m due to start a night-time course at the Woden Tafe this week, and while I know there are d*ckheads everywhere, I’d like there to be one less carload if possible. Let’s hope these cowards are caught soon, I hope their mates dob them in. Otherwise, we can only rely on natural selection, and it only seems to be the good who die young.

The Frots 10:42 am 23 May 11

Good result JB. Let’s hope it pans out okay.

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