Jake James Hayward told police he was willing to be tasered. Generic file photo.
Jake James Hayward told police he was willing to be tasered. Generic file photo.

Teen ‘shapes up’ to fight police officers at Yeppoon

Police officers attending an incident at Yeppoon last month were confronted by a man who "shaped up" to fight them.

Jake James Hayward, 18, pleaded guilty in Yeppoon Magistrates Court last Thursday to obstructing police.

The court heard that on the afternoon of April 6, police were called to Caroline Street in relation to another matter that did not involve Hayward.

When officers arrived, Hayward was standing in the street and he told them to "f--- off".

He raised his fists at police, adopted a fighting stance, and said he was willing to be tasered.

During negotiations Hayward remained aggressive before he ran off.

He was subsequently located and arrested.

The court heard that Hayward, a casual labourer, had apologised to police for his actions and that he had no criminal history.

Magistrate Philippa Beckinsale fined him $400 and no conviction was recorded.

 

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