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Bulldozer rampage destroys cars and house

Monday, June 08, 2015 - 01:03

People were forced to run for their lives in the Australian coastal city of Newcastle, when a man stole a bulldozer and went on a rampage, levelling one home and crushing several cars. Rudi Bakhtiar reports.

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STORY: It may look like the aftermath of a tornado....but all THIS was caused by one very angry man....on a stolen bulldozer. Police have arrested the man they say destroyed this house and flattened several cars in Teralba, south of Newcastle. Deborah Kerr and her two daughters - aged 15 and 20 - narrowly escaped just seconds before the bulldozer came crashing through. "He picked the (bulldozer) bucket up and started to go for the house and we just run straight out the front door." The man was reportedly no stranger to the family and there was an existing court order in place to protect one of the women living in the house. According to police he had been chasing another man, before turning his attention to the house. Police were forced to smash one of the bulldozer windows and pepper-spray the culprit to stop the rampage. Neighbors are still in shock. "Just 'gob-smacked.' Couldn't believe it. Don't get in the way of a bulldozer, do you?." Police say the suspect is expected to be charged with several offenses, including attempted murder.

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Bulldozer rampage destroys cars and house

Monday, June 08, 2015 - 01:03