Accused stripped: court hears

BRENT William Slack stripped his clothes off and challenged a man to a fight when he was confronted about to break into a car, a court has heard.

The 23-year-old didn't enter a plea when he appeared in Rockhampton Magistrates Court on a string of charges relating to the early morning incident last Friday.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Joe Aboud said the car was across the road from the victim's Berserker house.

Sgt Aboud said Slack responded, when confronted, by throwing a moving trolley he had stolen.

He also allegedly threw the man's two patio chairs and a patio table at the home.

The court heard one of the patio chairs bounced off the house and hit the man's car, damaging it.

Sgt Aboud said Slack also uprooted the man's mailbox and pulled a prop out of the man's partially-built car port, causing it to bend sideways.

He told the court Slack then took of his clothes and challenged the man to a fight, while waving his pants above his head.

"A naked man wandering up the street - it would be very hard to mistake him for anyone else in the vicinity," Sgt Aboud said.

Slack's duty lawyer, Lance Rundle, made an application for bail.

Sgt Aboud opposed the application, arguing Slack had failed to appear in court on other charges 16 times since 2006.

Magistrate Tom Bradshaw remanded Slack in custody.

 



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