63-year-old man charged over graffiti attack on police station

A 63-YEAR-OLD man accused of trying to outrun police on a kids scooter after he was caught allegedly defacing his local police station with bright orange graffiti yesterday has been charged and will face court later this month.

It’s alleged the man sprayed a variety of offensive tags on the front and side walls of the Kingscliff Police Station around 2am on Wednesday morning – all while police were inside.

Two officers walked outside after hearing noises and noticed the graffiti, startling a man wearing a balaclava and gloves.


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The 63-year-old then allegedly took off on a toy scooter. He was arrested approximately 300m down the road, but not without a fight.

Kingscliff Police

A brief struggle ensued between the 63-year-old and arresting officers, one of whom received a shoulder injury, and another grazes.

He was eventually detained and, during a search of the man, graffiti cans were allegedly located in his back pack.

He was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station and charged with multiple offences, including assault police and malicious damage.

The man was granted conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday June 30.