Boil­er­maker’s Cen­tre­link rage is caught on cam­era

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

NOT re­ceiv­ing money he thought he was due was said to be the rea­son why Ed­ward Nor­man John­son kicked and dam­aged a glass door at Cen­tre­link on Fe­bru­ary 16.

The 24-year-old lo­cal went to the Can­non­vale Cen­tre­link branch about noon that day to talk to staff about a gov­ern­ment ben­e­fit.

In court on Mon­day, po­lice pros­e­cu­tor El­iz­a­beth Smith said John­son be­came an­gry when told he wouldn’t re­ceive the ben­e­fit and took it out on the door.

The in­ci­dent was cap­tured on CCTV footage and po­lice caught up with him at a later date.

On Mon­day, the boil­er­maker told the court he planned to seek coun­selling for “my ob­vi­ous prob­lem”, promis­ing how­ever that this be­hav­iour was out of char­ac­ter.

Mag­is­trate Haydn St­jern­qvist said in this in­stance “the poor old tax­payer” would be foot­ing the bill for the dam­aged door.

John­son was fined $880 but no con­vic­tion was recorded for the of­fence.

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