As part of a crime wave of naked attacks that have struck eastern Australia, a Canadian tourist was arrested, charged and convicted for viciously attacking a New South Wales police vehicle with his head.
The incident took place in Byron Bay, a popular holiday spot about two hours south of Brisbane. Officers with the New South Wales Police were called to the parking lot of the Byron Bay lighthouse, a local historic attraction, amid reports that an erratic naked man was posing a threat to himself.
As soon as police arrived, the man immediately attacked their vehicle. Before officers had a chance to exit the vehicle, the man launched himself headfirst into the car’s windshield, shattering it on impact. He then began punching and head butting the passenger side window.
Police hit the man with a taser, although it had no effect. Ultimately, he had to be subdued in what officers described to local media as a “considerable struggle.”
The man, identified by police as Lois Poizot, was charged and convicted on four counts, including two counts of assaulting police in the execution of their duty. Crystal meth is believed to have been a factor.
attack took place on Christmas Day, although it has recently made
headlines again in the
Australian press as one of a spate of violent, meth-fuelled naked
attacks in the area.
The other incidents include an erratic naked man who was found on a family’s deck, a man found diving headfirst off fences and a naked 15-year-old boy who was found yelling at pedestrians on a Byron Bay street.
In all cases, officers suffered repeated assaults in efforts to subdue the individuals.read more