Man admits to Warragul skateboard bashing
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 15:53, Friday 19 October 2012
A 26-year-old Warragul man has turned himself in to police over the road rage bashing of a 23-year-old male skateboarder on Monday night.
Warragul Police Senior Sergeant John Brookes OAM told The Warragul Citizen the man was interviewed by detectives today having admitted involvement on Monday night.
He has been released with a brief of evidence ahead of a court appearance for recklessly causing serious injury.
Skateboard bashing: The attack occurred near the Caltex service station in the Woolworths Warragul car park. Photo: Author.
The incident occurred near the Caltex Service Station in the Woolworths Car Park after the skateboarder called out to the man, who was driving a black ute, to slow down.
The victim, also from Warragul, told police the man then left the vehicle and punched him three times in the right side of his face.
The victim fell to the ground unconscious, after which the driver grabbed the man’s skateboard and hit him over the head with it.
The victim was left with severe facial swelling and his forehead bleeding after the attack and was treated in the Warragul hospital.
The victim said he did not know the man.
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