Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rampaging Youths Have Elderly in Fear

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Rampaging Youths Have Elderly in Fear

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Byline: ALICE CAMPION

THROWING water balloons and shining laser lights sounds like something out of the film Dennis the Menace.

But unfortunately for some retirement village residents in the Kawana area, this sort of behaviour has become a reality.

A fed-up resident, who did not want to be identified, said three youths were destroying public property, damaging trees and even entering private land to bang on windows and throw water-filled balloons through security doors.

aThey're terrorising the elderly and infirm,a the resident said.

He said the teenagers had also been involved in smashing the glass at a bus stop on Nicklin Way on New Year's Eve.

aThe culprits were frightened away by a resident shouting at the lads,a he said.

The resident said the police showed up shortly after and told the retirees that the three youths were known to them.

The resident said that in another unrelated incident, two youths banged on the front windows of a house and frightened an elderly woman. …

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