Good Samaritan threatened by machete-wielding man in Qld

A man who threatened a cyclist and good samaritan with a machete in Kippa Ring yesterday has been charged.

Police said that around 8.00am, a 22-year-old man witnessed a car pull up next to a cyclist on Henzell Street.

It’s alleged the driver of the vehicle got out of the car and approached the cyclist with a machete, threatening him.


The 22-year-old witness pulled out his mobile phone and began filming the encounter, however he was spotted by the man with the machete, who then began to threaten him.

“It is alleged the man with the machete approached the 22-year-old witness and demanded his mobile phone while threatening him with the weapon. At this time, it is alleged a woman from the car also made threats towards the 22-year-old man,” police said in a statement.

The good samaritan refused to hand over his phone and ran from the scene.

Following investigations, police charged a 24-year-old man with one count each of going armed so as to cause fear, attempted robbery and stealing.

A 23-year-old woman was also charged with one count of attempted robbery.

They are both due to appear before the Redcliffe Magistrates Court today.