Bulge in his pants leads to arrest

SPECTATORS at an Ipswich court stifled giggles as a prosecutor said a man was searched "because police noticed a bulge in his pants".

Ipswich Magistrates Court heard Roy Thomas Dale Weazel, 24, was at an Ipswich train station on October 11 when police asked to see his ticket.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Bill Stothard said Weazel was being "evasive" and police suspected he was concealing cannabis, when they "noticed a large bulge in his pants".

The bulge turned out to be a bottle laced with glue.

Snr Const Stothard said Weazel became uncooperative and attempted to escape, so was restrained in handcuffs.

Weazel began screaming profanities and he was charged with public nuisance.

"His actions and language disturbed other people," Snr Const Stothard said.

"He also stated a false name, telling police they knew his identification so he wouldn't say his name."

The court heard Weazel had already been charged with evading a fare on October 4.

Defence lawyer Vincent Knox said his client had handed police his wallet and thought that was enough to prove his identity.

"He has received counselling for substance abuse and has been working with Boystown a few days a week," Mr Knox said.

Weazel pleaded guilty to all charges. He was released on a $450 three-month good behaviour bond.



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