Home-made nunchaku for random attack

Last updated 12:57 04/02/2013

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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

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