Girl goes on knife rampage

A YOUNG woman armed herself with a butcher's knife and caused havoc around a suburban street late at night.

Tiahna Kelly Wiles, 17, had an argument with her mother at North Ipswich on April 26 and grabbed a large carving knife from the kitchen.

She ran down Flint St and threatened a man sitting on a park bench, attempting to take his car keys.

Wiles then ran to the Caltex service station and threatened the attendant, saying "I am going to kill you" before her mother intervened.

While the attendant phoned police, Wiles ran to a taxi driver and tried to steal his car but did not produce the knife.

When police arrived they spoke to Wiles' mother and officers located her on the corner of Pine and Lowry Sts.

Wiles pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates Court to going armed to cause fear.

She also pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a motor vehicle after she fled the scene of a crash in which a stolen car she was in ploughed into a motor bike rider.

Police located her fingerprints on the vehicle on April 8 and when questioned, Wiles handed over the car keys belonging to the car and said she "might have hit some guy".

The court heard Wiles had only been put on a probation order on March 28 for like offences. Wiles was sentenced to a further two years probation, and 43 days of pre-sentence custody was taken into account.



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