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VIC Mountain Highway Tacks

Discussion in 'Hazardous Road Condition Reports' started by twistngo, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. According to the HUN someone is now putting tacks on the Mountain Highway.

    No Cookies | Herald Sun

    Bugger. Its a nice little squirt up there.

  2. Must've taken that old bugger hours to pick all those tacks up.......... "Oooooo, me back's not what it used to be". "How many of these fcuking things are there?". Lucky he wasn't taken out in the middle of the road by one of those speeding nutty lycra lovers. Silly old sod, he really should consider his own limitations - maybe take up magnetic metal detecting instead.

    Where's me flame suit............
  3. Fcukers.
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  4. A bullet to the head...
  5. Some muppet was doing this in Melbourne (Kew?) quite a bit.
    Not sure if he/she was caught.

    Would be near impossible to find the pricks.
  6. Yarra Boulevard. For years. Causing havoc the prick....hoping its not the same guy.
  7. Still happening on the blvd.
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  8. Man sought following tack attack in Kew - Victoria Police News

    Man sought following tack attack in Kew
    • Wednesday, 15 June 2016 20:54
    Boroondara Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to help identify a man and locate a vehicle following a series on criminal damage incidents where tacks are thrown on bike paths in Kew.

    The incidents have been occurring over the past two years, with large amounts of 10-12mm Paslode-style blue cuts tacks being thrown on to Yarra Boulevard between the Studley Park Road overpass and the Chandler Highway exit.

    Investigators have been given information that a man drove along the length of Yarra Boulevard, near the puncture repair station, several times on 1 December, 2015.

    It’s believed he was driving a 2015 VW Polo Golf.

    Just after 5.31am the man stopped at the puncture repair station and got out of the vehicle. He then tore the fencing off the post and removed the bike pump and plastic boxes.

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify, along with a CCTV image of the vehicle in the hope someone can identify him.

    They have also released images of a similar vehicle.

    The man is believed to be aged in his mid-30s, perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, and was unshaven at the time and had a dark beard growing.

    Police believe he may live locally as he was dressed in only a white singlet, shorts and no shoes.

    Between 500-800 punctured tyres have been recorded in the area over the past two years, with some cyclists sustaining serious injuries as a result of the offence.

    Repair costs to bike riders is also around $5000.

    Police are urging cyclists to be vigilant when riding in the area and to report any suspicious activity.

    Anyone who can identify the man of with further with information about the incidents is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or lodge a confidential report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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  9. Doesnt like push bikes,
  10. That's some commitment to an irrational hate right there.

    So a cyclist or two slows him down for a few seconds here and there, then spends hours and hours, over years seeking retribution.

    That's a reasonable reaction! /s
  11. He should probably give himself up. Given the information provided, there might be someone with a grudge of their own on the hunt for him.
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