Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
oh yeah actually I had not seen that before and I do appreciate that as it sheds a bit of light
maybe the reason they are upset at him is because of a combined number of counts of breaking driving rules I don't know. all the same this whole thing seems drastic, I'm just going off of today's situation and the article at the start of this thread- that they are 'camped outside of his house'. it just seems like way too much. they know he is a famous guy and it almost seems like they want things to escalate. they should just tack some tickets to his door and leave him alone, but of course I have no idea what protocol is like in Australia.
he's a bit of a punk don't get me wrong, i just think the whole situation seems a bit sketchy
What are the police meant to do? Just walk away and let him continue to drive the thing illegally. There is a reason why Australia has these laws and the Gold Coast is one of the main problem areas. If it was anyone else they would be getting the same treatment.
Normally when someone decides to leave the cops and drive home over an issue like it means they have something else to hide and the fact that he was having fun with his mates on Australia Day beforehand doesn't exactly help. You normally get a few stories a year of our footballers (not soccer version but our bogan versions) who run from the cops. Ben Cousins (a former AFL player) was one of the few successful ones who managed to get away with a drugs possession charge by fleeing his car at a police pullover and then chucking his drugs in the river but in the end his drug addiction caught up with him. It's one of the oldest bogan tricks in the book.
I highly doubt Tomic had something to hide and he probably panicked but you can't blame the police for doing what they did. It is Tomic's fault things escalated. The police are simply doing their job.