Home-made nunchaku for random attack

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

Relevant offers

Hutt Valley

Greenfield development still the best option to boost Hutt Valley house numbers Light rail route needs to be locked in now if Wellington wants it in its future - expert Book repairer Bill Tito stopping in Kapiti Darcy's lifetime of all things chicken Youth Fest: organised by teens for teens to inspire leadership Hutt Valley composer turns in 'plucky' film score Graduation day for bomb detector dogs Capital market cooling as winter, loan restrictions and election uncertainty bed in Grammy-award winning artist flying in for jazz festival Music veterans hand over the baton

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