‘Lazy’ man with weapon fined

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HE WAS too lazy to take a weapon out of his car, and now he’s paid the price.

Joshua Steven Rus­sell pleaded guilty in Rock­hamp­ton Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day to pos­ses­sion of a knife in a pub­lic place af­ter po­lice found a weapon in his car for the sec­ond time in a week.

The court heard Rus­sell was pulled over on Chat­ter­ton Blvd, Grace­mere and de­tained for a search.

He told po­lice he had a knife in the cen­tre con­sole which on fur­ther in­spec­tion was a cut throat ra­zor.

Rus­sell had been told to re­move the ra­zor from his car ear­lier in the week by po­lice, but claimed had been “too lazy” to do so.

Po­lice prose­cu­tor Man­non Bar­wick told the court Rus­sell had no like of­fences on his crim­i­nal his­tory, but was sen­tenced to six months pro­ba­tion for a drugs charge in Fe­bru­ary last year.

Mag­is­trate Mark Mor­row gave Rus­sell a $150 fine and or­dered the weapon be for­feited to the Crown.

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