Qld Man Lights Bush Fires To Evade Police
A man has set a number of small fires and dumped firearms in bush in a bid to evade Sunshine Coast police.
The man first came to the attention of officers on Sunday afternoon in Maroochydore, when it's alleged he was seen in a vehicle with a hand gun and driving in a dangerous manner. He is said to have later dumped the vehicle at a quarry and thrown two handguns into the bush while lighting small fires to cover his escape.
Police have charged a 43-year-old Griffin man following an alleged dangerous driving incident in the Sunshine Coast and Pine Rivers areas this afternoon. https://t.co/6EE5YW0rzZ— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) June 24, 2018
Officers arrested him a short time later and recovered the guns. He is facing a raft of charges and is due to appear in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Monday.