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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:11 pm Reply with quote
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Likely you have heard about the latest terrorist nutter who did his thing in Melbourne a couple of days ago.

This scum bag set his car on fire in a busy part of the city with the hope of detonating the collection of gas bottles he had with him.
When this did not work he decided to attach people with a knife and was eventually shot by police after efforts by them and a few passers by failed to subdue the man.

Fortunately he died sparing us the cost of feeding him in jail.

Several people were stabbed and alas 1 man died.

The person who died was a Melbourne icon who just happened to be in the area, saw the car burst into flames and tried to help the driver.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-10/pellegrinis-owner-sisto-malaspina-remembered-by-restaurant-staff/10485084

Many famous people have sat in that shop and enjoyed the coffee.
I have done so myself many times when I worked in the city.
Their service and cakes were legend.
You could not have met a nicer bloke.

Melbourne would not have the coffee culture we have today without this place who were among the pioneers who taught us about coffee and how to enjoy it.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:33 am Reply with quote
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Stephen,
Yes, I saw the news report on this and my first thought was too bad no one is allowed to carry and take out the scum and that bloke would be alive today.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:15 pm Reply with quote
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Every copper in these parts carries. Even transit police.

We are fortunate that guns are not easy to come by and this nuckle head couldn't get one.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:03 pm Reply with quote
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There is a bit more to add to this story.

During the "affray" for wont of a better word, several members of the public stepped in to assist police.

One was a homeless man pushing a shopping trolley who attempted to ram it into the offender.

This gent was subsequently dubbed "trolley man" and received all sorts of accolades for what he did.
There were talks about a bravery award and even the Pollys were lining up to get involved. ( it is election time )

A well wisher even started a " go fund me page " to raise some funds for this homeless man who had stood up at a time of need.

Turns out -

Trolly man is not actually homeless but has a housing department flat but prefers to spend his time on the street.

The police have discovered he might be a bail jumper who is wanted in connection with several burglaries and this might be the reason he had a shopping trolley in the first place. Some things are a bit heavy to carry.

Trolly man has showed no interest in being interviewed.

Meantime the go fund me page set up for him is up to nearly 150k and people are now not sure how to deal with the funds.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:28 am Reply with quote
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In case you thought I was kidding about how much this bloke did for Melbourne

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-20/bourke-st-attack-victim-sisto-malaspina-mourners-farewell/10512494

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