Feb 11, 2008

Threatening with a TV remote!

Blowing up a city with a TV remote! Australian police declared a state of emergency in the Fairways Golf and Lifestyle Retreat, a luxury Golf resort in Brisbane, after a drunken man threatened to blow up half a city with his TV remote control.

Geoffrey Fryatt, 57, who lived in Brisbane, was arrested by paramilitary police after terrifying neighbours by threatening to detonate a store of chemicals with the TV remote.

"One push of the button will blow up half of Brisbane," Fryatt shouted in the standoff last May before police in the Queensland state capital opened fire with rubber bullets.

According to Fryatt's lawyer, his client lost control after losing much of his life savings in a fraud. The Brisbane District Court sentenced him a year of probation. Fryatt accepted probation, but said he was concerned it could interrupt plans to travel overseas to do humanitarian aid work. Link


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