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Man arrested for allegedly damaging glass shop door with box of beer

Police carA MAN who allegedly cracked a glass shop door with a carton of beer at Fairy Meadow yesterday was arrested by an off-duty police officer.

The officer observed the man and two women in an argument outside a store on the Princes Highway about 3.30pm on Wednesday.

The man allegedly swung a carton of beer between the two women, colliding with the glass door, causing it to crack.

The officer approached the man nearby on Elliots Road, identifying himself as a police officer, when the man allegedly swore and attempted to leave.

The officer restrained the 37-year-old man before Wollongong police attended.
The man was taken to Wollongong Police Station where he was charged with malicious damage and resisting/hindering police. He was granted conditional bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday November 12.

The off-duty officer – attached to the Police Transport Command – was not injured during the incident.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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