Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

'Thank God Everyone Didn't Act like You.'

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

'Thank God Everyone Didn't Act like You.'

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Byline: Lisa Benoit Lisa.Benoit@capnews.com.au

HE KNEW the deal was dodgy, but Luke Richard Raymond Dillon still decided to pay an "acquaintance" $50 for a generator after Cyclone Marcia ripped through the region.

While thousands of Rockhampton and Yeppoon residents were struggling with no power, Dillon couldn't resist his acquaintance's offer, despite being told not to let many people see the generator.

Rockhampton Magistrates Court yesterday heard the generator, which had been stolen, arrived at the jockey's house on February 23 and he placed it in the laundry.

It wasn't long until police detectives paid him a visit.

The 25-year-old showed police around but nothing was found. When the detectives left, he moved the generator further into the laundry and put an armchair in front of it.

Dillon made the deal on February 23; was caught by police on February 25 and yesterday pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing tainted property.

Magistrate Michael O'Driscoll was appalled at the act, saying that he thanked God that every other member of the community didn't act like Dillon did during the cyclone. …

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