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A Brisbane man is due to face court this morning after being detained by police overnight for allegedly enjoying himself in Sydney overnight.
John Darcy Cartwright, of Betoota Hills, was observed by police from the harbour capital’s Riot and Public Order Squad shouting at friends inside a pub at around 1 am last night.
Police will allege that the 24-year-old came over to his mates, who were all watching another mate break the pub’s Buck Hunter record, and yell at them.
Speaking with The Advocate this morning via telephone, a media liaison with the Surry Hills Police LAC said that behaviour such as that showcased by Mr Cartwright in ‘unacceptable’ and ‘antisocial’.
“We received a complaint from a nearby resident that somebody was inside a pub shouting at the top of their lungs,” said the spokesperson.
“Officers from the Surry Hills LAC attended the scene were they discovered Mr Cartwright using his outside voice inside – which carries a penalty of up to seven years in prison and fines of up to fifty Hail Marys,”
“He’s due to appear in court this afternoon and the Crown will oppose bail as we feel he’s a flight risk. That is all for now.”
Our reporter also spoke to some of John’s friends who were with him at the time of the arrest.
One mate, who asked to remain anonymous, said that while John was ‘feeling happy’ and ‘enjoying his time in Sydney’, he wasn’t aware that doing such things attracts such a heavy penalty.
“I’ll go back to the start,” they said.
“So Stevo was only two bucks away from getting the high school on the Buck Hunter they had there. So anyway, we’re all shouting and carrying on then John’s like, ‘Who wants another fucking beer?’ and we all just shouted and hollered. We were so pumped for Stevo,”
“Anyway, this bloke comes in from outside and tells us to be quite as he’s got a 50-month-old next door who we’ve just woken up. John told him to go and get fucked and that if he came into the pub with that type of bullshit again, he’d wrap a pool cue around his head. This yuppie cunt has spooked at that and obviously called the coppers. Now were in this mess,”
“Look, I’ve probably said too much. We just want to go home.”
More to come.