Racist abuse before gun threat at servo

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A FRANKSTON man who allegedly shouted racist abuse at a motorist at a service station lifted his shirt to reveal a handgun tucked into his pants, 2.10am, Saturday 21 October.

Acting Detective Sergeant Alistair Boyd, of Frankston CIU, said the man approached a 28-year-old Sudanese man after buying petrol at the 7-Eleven on Frankston-Cranbourne Rd, corner of Karingal Drive.

Detective Boyd said the man, 44, became aggressive towards the Sudanese man and allegedly shouted: “This is my country so get in your car and f*** off.”

The victim got out of his car to approach the man who lifted his shirt and pointed to a gun tucked into his pants before allegedly saying: “Get in your car before I blow your head off.”

Detective Boyd said the man with the handgun had a swastika tattooed on his chest.

After the incident, the swastika-tattooed man walked to a car which was driven away by another person, and the victim of the racist abuse called Frankston police.

They executed a search warrant and arrested a man on Monday 30 October. He was charged with making threats to kill, possessing a handgun and extendable baton and unlawful assault and was remanded in custody.

A man appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (31 October) and was remanded to reappear on Monday 6 November.

First published in the Frankston Times – 6 November 2017

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