Stunning moment e-scooter driver tells police to “chill out” after discovering drugs and a machete in his back pocket
- Teenager arrested with machete, drugs
- Queensland police use ‘Jack’s Law’ to search
- Jack Beasley was stabbed to death in 2019
A teenager riding an electric scooter had a surprising reaction when police discovered drugs and a machete in his back pocket, telling officers to relax.
Police body camera footage shows officers chasing down and detaining the 17-year-old boy for not wearing a helmet last Thursday in Brisbane.
The three officers then conduct a search and discover a quantity of drugs and a 60cm blade.
He was immediately arrested and charged with a series of offenses related to an armed robbery on public transportation earlier that day.
These include two counts of robbery, one count of extortion, possession of utensils, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of a knife in a public place, and armed robbery.
He was denied bail by police and is due to reappear at Brisbane Children’s Court.
A teenager using an electric scooter had a surprising reaction when police discovered drugs and a machete (pictured) in his back pocket, telling officers to “chill out.”
Police body camera footage (pictured) shows officers chasing down and arresting the 17-year-old boy for not wearing a helmet last Thursday in Brisbane.
The clip shows a female officer reacting with a surprised expression when she sees the knife being held by her colleague.
‘That’s a knife, okay,’ says an officer.
The policeman then places the blade in the holder of his bike when the situation becomes more tense.
The teen’s voice and identity are obscured for legal reasons, but he tells officers to “chill out.”
“No, I’m not going to relax, we just took a foot and a half of paper out of your back pocket,” says the officer.
I’m not relaxed.
Officers discovered the blade after passing a metal detector wand over the teen’s body as part of a new law in Queensland.
Police ‘scanned’ 158 people in Brisbane last Thursday and since their powers to search for knives were extended, they have found 36 weapons out of 3086 scans.
Jack Beasley (pictured left with his father Brett) died after being stabbed during a night out with friends at Surfer’s Paradise in 2019. His death led to increased police powers to search for knives.
The 60cm blade police found on the teen after arresting him for not wearing letmet
The new laws are known as “Jack’s law” and were passed after the stabbing death of 17-year-old Jack Beasley in 2019 outside a Surfers Paradise convenience store.
The Police Powers and Responsibilities Amendment Act (Jack’s Law) of 2023 arose as a result of the experimental use of metal detectors to detect knives in Safe Night Precincts on the Gold Coast during May 2021 and November 2022.
Queensland Police recently conducted a 12-month trial using scanning devices to detect knives, which ran until April 30, 2025.
Last month, Queensland Police revealed that there was a 21 per cent increase in people aged 10-21 owning knives in the last year.