Man accused of trying to blow up servo in wild rampage

A MAN has been arrested after allegedly trying to blow up a service station and carjack several motorists during a bizarre rampage on Brisbane’s southside.

The drama unfolded at a Shell servo on the corner of Mains Rd and Turton St at Sunnybank about 9am.

It’s alleged the man first struck a female pedestrian with his car before storming the servo and demanding smokes.


The man then allegedly doused the ground outside the building in fuel and set it alight before a quick-thinking bystander ran inside and shut off the bowser with emergency stop button.

“He’s removed the nozzle from the bowser and then attempted to spray fuel around on the floor,” Inspector Geoff Acreman told reporters.

“He’s then gone back to the bowser, again flicked fuel around and he’s ignited the fuel. He then went and got into his vehicle and has driven from the service station.”

It’s alleged the man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a blue Hyundai on the corner of Kessels and Mains Rd at Mt Gravatt before trying to carjack several vehicles.

The man was apprehended by police and taken to the Princess Alexandra Hospital for assessment.

No charges have yet been laid.