Senseless behaviour

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A man remains in police custody after he took to a parked police car with a golf club in broad daylight last week, causing damage so significant that the car had to be towed away.


At about 12.20pm on Tuesday, June 17, local police were alerted to a man’s unusual behaviour after hearing loud noises issuing from the front of Penrith Police Station on High Street, Penrith.

Police allegedly observed a man jumping on the roof of a marked police car, which was parked out the front of the Police Station. He was allegedly using a golf club to hit the vehicle multiple times, shattering windows and denting the car’s exterior.

“When the man was confronted by police, police allege that he produced a knife,” said Penrith Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Grant Healey.

The 35-year-old from Penrith was arrested by police, charged and refused bail. He was charged with two counts of ‘use weapon to commit indictable offence’, ‘reckless damage’, ‘armed with intent to commit indictable offence’ and ‘possess knife’.

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