Englishman takes on super heroes
A confused Englishman ended up in a scuffle with Spiderman and Ronald McDonald in a Queenstown bar early Friday morning. Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the man was outside a Searle Lane bar at 1.45am when a staff member showing some Halloween spirit and dressed as Spiderman asked him to take his glass inside. He refused to do so and an off duty staff member attempted to assist Spiderman but, as a scuffle developed, the duty manager, dressed as Ronald McDonald stepped in and became involved. Police were called but were unsure whether charges would be laid. They would view CCTV footage before making any decisions. Aman described as a ringleader during a violent group assault and kidnapping near Queenstown was released from jail last week. Brodie O’Rourke, 26, was sentenced to jail last year by Judge Kevin Phillips in the Queenstown District Court for his part in an assault near Arrowtown in November 2011 after a nightclub drug deal went awry. However, O’Rourke’s conviction for aggravated wounding was quashed and substituted by the Court of Appeal with a conviction for wounding with intent to injure. His sentence of three years and three months’ jail was reduced to two years and three months’ jail. A New Zealand Parole Board decision said the position changed since June, when he was denied parole before the Court of Appeal quashed the original sentence. A decision said he was released on parole last month subject to standard six-month release conditions. Previously, the board described O’Rourke as a ringleader, if not the leader, during a group assault.
Stargazing tourist killed
A Korean tourist struck and killed by a car in Arthurs Pt on Tuesday night had gone outside to They performed CPR but were unable to revive the man, who was pronounced dead at 10.43pm. Blackford said the matter was being referred to the coroner and