Man allegedly flicks snot at officer, flees in stolen car
POLICE are hunting a man who allegedly blew nasal fluids into his hand and flicked it at a shopping centre security officer in Gracemere before taking off in a stolen car.
The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, allegedly entered a shop at Gracemere on Tuesday and stole two bags of groceries.
He then left the store and allegedly refused to display the contents of the bags to staff.
A security officer followed the man out of the centre and when confronted, the man allegedly blew nasal fluids into his hand and flicked it at the security officer.
He then left in a stolen 2005 silver Mazda 3 bearing Queensland registration 386 TEX.
As the man drove away, he allegedly sped through the car park, nearly colliding with a woman crossing the road.
The vehicle was reported stolen from Murrarrie in Brisbane on April 15.
The vehicle has since travelled north of Rockhampton, allegedly committing a number of fuel drive-offs on the way.
Rockhampton police have received a number of reports about the vehicle being driven in an erratic manner.
The man is described as Caucasian with short brown hair and a distinctive rats tail.
He has no accent and was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt, cream cargo pants and a red baseball cap.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers at crimestoppersqld.com.au
Quote these reference numbers: QP2000758195, QP2000801942, QP2000802054