Serial crim jailed after McDonald's carpark horror ordeal
A FAILED McDonald's carpark carjacking by a serial criminal has left a man psychologically scarred after he was pinned between two vehicles in a terrifying ordeal.
Andrew Thomas Hebblewhite, 24, had only been released back into the community on parole weeks earlier when he and a man known to him set upon Michael James Braxton.
On January 8, last year Mr Braxton was sitting in his car in the Currimundi McDonald's carpark and tried to drive away when he saw Hebblewhite approaching.
Hebblewhite punched Mr Braxton in the face through an open window before trying unsuccessfully to pull the keys out of the ignition and Mr Braxton from the car.
Hebblewhite eventually stole the keys, but Mr Braxton chased him down.
During the scuffle, Mr Braxton was kicked to the ground and Hebblewhite repeatedly tried to stomp on his head.
Hebblewhite then ran to Mr Braxton's car and tried to start it, but failed to push in the clutch.
Mr Braxton punched Hebblewhite before a third man, known to Hebblewhite, drove his car towards Mr Braxton and pinned him between the two vehicles causing injuries to his legs.
Hebblewhite stole Mr Braxton's house keys, second set of car keys, iPhone and cigarettes before fleeing the scene.
He today pleaded guilty in Maroochydore District Court to single counts of assault occasioning bodily harm, stealing and unlawful entry of a vehicle.
Hebblewhite was arrested days after the offence and has been in prison for about 13-and-a half months.
Defence barrister James Feely had little to say about his client's past, but noted he entered early pleas of guilty.
Judge Glen Cash ordered Hebblewhite to a head sentence of nine months' imprisonment.
He'll be released on parole on May 5.