Community & Business

24 September, 2022

Live chicken causes stir at hospital

AN argument over bringing a live caged chicken into the Atherton Hospital has resulted in the arrest of a 54-year-old Mt Garnet woman.

Live chicken causes stir at hospital - feature photo

The woman was visiting a person at the hospital on Sunday 11 September when she was asked by staff to remove the chicken from the premises.

Police allege the woman became aggressive towards a staff member grabbing her by the arm causing bruising, then hit the person to the back of the head before being restrained by other staff members and then arrested by police.

The woman is expected to appear in the Atherton Magistrates Court on 12 October, charged with serious assault of a public officer performing a function causing bodily harm.

Police have also charged a man after an incident in Herberton on 9 September when he allegedly became aggressive towards a bar manager after being asked to leave another patron alone.

The man refused to leave the premises and was physically removed by the manager before he tried to fight him.

Police also allege the man then entered the yard of a police residence before being escorted back towards the licensed premises to retrieve personal belongings. The man has then allegedly tried to enter the premises again before being arrested by police.

The 50-year-old Barrine man is expected to appear in the Atherton Magistrates Court on 27 September. Police also charged a Peeramon man after arresting him following an incident during which he allegedly armed himself with a knife when police approached him.

On 10 September, police were called after reports of a vehicle driving erratically in the area and causing property damage. Police located the vehicle abandoned on a mound of dirt near Herberton-Petford Road, with the man in a nearby caravan causing damage.

As police approached, he allegedly exited the caravan armed with a knife. The 30-year-old Peeramon man was charged with drink driving, driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle, driving unlicensed and threatening violence.


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