Man charged over terrifying daylight ‘abduction’

A MAN has been arrested and charged with breaching a domestic violence order after allegedly kidnapping his four stepchildren in a terrifying daylight abduction west of Brisbane.

An Amber Alert was issued on Friday after Shane Perry, 37, was allegedly seen dragging a five-year-old boy out of one car and into his silver Holden Commodore on a street in East Ipswich.

It was about 3.30pm when police allege Mr Perry tried running a Suzuki wagon containing his four stepchildren children off the road.


Police said Mr Perry was driving along Joyce Street when he swerved into the oncoming lane and drove straight at the Suzuki, forcing the driver to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision.

The 37-year-old then allegedly stopped his sedan in front of the Suzuki, forcing the driver to stop.

Shane Perry, 37, has been charged over Friday’s terrifying ‘abduction’ | Source: Queensland Police

Mr Perry then allegedly got out of his car and threatened the driver of the Suzuki with a baseball bat, police said, before dragging his five-year-old stepson from the back seat.

He then coerced two other boys, aged 13 and 17, and a 16-year-old girl to get into his car before driving away.

An Amber Alert was issued at 6pm and, at 7.30pm, police found the children safe and well at a home in Loganlea.

Mr Perry was also found at the home, allegedly hiding in a cupboard.

The Slacks Creek man was arrested and has since been charged with one count of each of threatening violence, contravention of a domestic violence order, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and unlicensed driving.

He is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Monday, April 15.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support.
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
DV Connect Queensland Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline 24/7 phone 1800 811 811
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast