Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

$1000 Fine: Fuming Dad on Rampage with Knife

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

$1000 Fine: Fuming Dad on Rampage with Knife

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Byline: Ross Irby ross.irby@gladstoneobserver.com.au

GLADSTONE: An angry dad fuming over his daughter's ex-boyfriend grabbed a knife and electric cable and stormed into the young man's family home.

"Where is your son? I'm going to f***ing kill him," John Jason Bartle told the man's scared mother, Gladstone Magistrates Court heard.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Sam Pyke said Bartle walked upstairs toward the mother with the knife raised then went down a hallway yelling, opening doors and looking in, and hitting the wall with the cable.

Snr Const Pyke said two girls were in one bedroom when Bartle waved the knife toward them, demanding to know where the man was.

Bartle walked back past the mother with the knife raised and put the knife blade close to the neck of the family dog sitting on the stairs.

"Please don't kill my dog," the mother called out.

Snr Const Pyke said Bartle then drove straight to Gladstone police station and told officers what he had done. …

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