Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

JOKE WAS ON BOMB HOAXER Hoaxer Call Went to the Wrong Courthouse; Offender Had Grudge against Roma St Court in Brisbane ... but Called Tiny Roma Instead

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

JOKE WAS ON BOMB HOAXER Hoaxer Call Went to the Wrong Courthouse; Offender Had Grudge against Roma St Court in Brisbane ... but Called Tiny Roma Instead

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AN IPSWICH teen who was involved in a bomb hoax call to the Roma Courthouse in western Queensland was trying to reach central Roma St court in Brisbane.

Daniel Jagger Hyde, 18, was jailed yesterday after pleading guilty in Ipswich District Court to committing a bomb hoax.

The court heard on August 6 last year Hyde and a friend were drinking when his friend used Hydeas phone to call the Roma courthouse a thinking it was the much busier Roma St courthouse.

The phone was answered by a female receptionist, and the caller told her there was a bomb in the courthouse.

aOi a[degrees] you slut, thereas bomb in the courthouse you dirty slut. Weare going to blow you to bits,a he said.

Another man was heard laughing in the background.

Ten minutes later Hyde called the courthouse on the same phone and told the court registrar it was his 10-year-old younger brother who made the call and gave a false name, which he later told police was the name of someone who had adobbed him ina to other charges. …

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