Man charged over “disgusting act” against Police officer

A man has been charged after allegedly spitting in the face of a Police officer during an arrest in Mermaid Waters.

Police were called to a convenience store on Saturday morning after reports of a man armed with a baseball bat outside.

Officers swarmed the area, arresting two men and a woman after locating an allegedly stolen vehicle.


“During that arrest, unfortunately, one of those males did, it’s an absolutely disgusting act, and that’s actually turned around and spat straight in the face of one of our officers,” Acting Chief Superintendent Rhys Wildman told the ABC.

“We talk about COVID, we talk about hepatitis and all the other risks that are out there, well our officers are at a higher risk because of the type of role they do.”

The officer has since been given the all-clear after undergoing tests.

The incident followed an alleged attempt to steal a car from the driveway of a home in Tallai.

A resident at a property on Uplands Court confronted the two men and a woman while they were allegedly trying to break into his car.

A scuffle broke out with one of the men reportedly pulling out a screwdriver and threatening the owner before fleeing in a stolen Mercedes Benz which was located during the Mermaid Waters incident.

A 20-year-old Surfers Paradise man has been charged with serious assault, assault occasioning bodily harm, enter premises, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, wilful damage and drug offences.

A 21-year-old Mermaid Beach man has been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm, enter premises and unlawful use of a motor vehicle.

Both were refused bail to front Southport Magistrates Court today.

An 18-year-old Bundall woman has been charged with unlawful use of a motor vehicle and has been bailed to appear in court on March 24.