Road rage led to tomahawk threats
ADRIAN Grabar must be regretting the day he approached a fellow driver who refused to let him merge on the Nicklin Way on the Sunshine Coast.
“Get the f*** back in your car or I'll put a hole in your bonnet,” Quinton Charles Trott said as he waved a tomahawk axe in Mr Grabar's direction.
The “no doubt very terrifying” experience unfolded about 9am on September 8 when Mr Trott had his 15-month-old son in the back seat.
Mr Grabar had indicated and checked he could move safely from the right hand lane heading northbound at Bokarina when Mr Trott, from the Bundaberg area, sped up, causing Mr Grabar to swerve back.
When they reached lights, Mr Grabar got out and asked why he had cut him off.
Mr Trott simply said “what?” but then got out of his car yelling aggressively and waving the axe.
Mr Trott, who faced Maroochydore District Court on Monday for going armed so as to cause fear, told police he kept the axe in his car for protection.
Judge Milton Griffin said although Mr Trott was going through a tumultuous time with relationship difficulties, everyone must control themselves in public.
He ordered him to complete 120 hours of community service.