BREAKING NEWS
Police cordon off road in Christchurch after incident ... Read more
Close

Home-made nunchaku for random attack

SEAMUS BOYER
Last updated 12:57 04/02/2013

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Lying racer convicted and discharged after Trevor Mallard's intervention New Pomare residents told: 'Welcome to the hood ... get involved and meet people' Wolfgang goes undercover for German cheese sausage recipe Trevor Mallard beats Chris Bishop on National Go By Bike Day race Nude man in van sparks 'stranger danger' warning at Tawa school Roy Mataki claims self defence when siblings knifed, one dead, in Upper Hutt Balloons fly as Wainuiomata toddler Ataahua Journey Harris-Timoti gets final send-off Pomare sub-division not the dream that residents hoped for Kat the Upper Hutt dog walker who loves her job Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard supports boy racer caught clocking up 210kmh in highway race

A man caught packing home-made nunchaku in the street was afraid he might be stabbed in a random attack.

Hutt Valley man Patrick Jonathon Wallis was found carrying the martial arts-style weapon in Masterton's South Belt yesterday morning.

Police were called to a property on the street following reports of a domestic disturbance at 9am.

On arrival officers found the 41-year-old landscape gardener sitting on the footpath.

When they searched him they found a home-made 70cm set of steel  nunchaku, joined by a metal chain.

When asked why he was carrying the weapon he told police they were for his protection.

"Random people get attacked all the time," he said.

He told police he did not want "to just lie there and get stabbed", said police prosecutor Sergeant Garry Wilson.

Wallis pleaded guilty to possession of an offensive weapon at Masterton District Court today.

He was sentenced to 80 hours of community work by Judge Peter Hobbs, who also ordered the weapon to be destroyed.

Nunchaku are often used in Karate, and were popularised by their use in martial arts films by Bruce Lee.

Contact Seamus Boyer
Wairarapa reporter
Email: seamus.boyer@dompost.co.nz
Twitter: @SeamusBoyer

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content