AFTER two would-be thieves tried stealing his prized Holden HQ utility for the second time in two years early yesterday morning, Koongal resident Mark Simpson has finally had enough.
About 1.45am, , Mr Simpson woke with a start when he heard a huge bang outside his home.
He came out onto his balcony to see two men running away from his ute, which they had tried to steal before, losing control of the vehicle and sending it hurtling over a 1.5m retaining wall, stopping just before the steep drop into parkland across the road.
Mr Simpson said: "I came out and I saw one of them getting out of the car, and it looked like the other had been pushing it, and so I started yelling at them, and they ran like Forrest Gump.
"I immediately rang the police, and before they got here, one of the guys came back with his T-shirt, and I saw him try to wipe down the fingerprints on the steering wheel before I chased him away."
Queensland Police confirmed officers attended the attempted car theft and a patrol was conducted, but released no more detail.
He said it was the second time someone had tried to steal the ute, after a separate incident in April last year, when the ute got stuck on top of the retaining wall.
Mr Simpson said: "After what happened last year, when I heard the noise, I knew it had to be someone trying the ute again.
"I have been keeping the ute on chocks in the garage, and have even gone as far as making sure the battery isn't hooked up while it's in the carport.
"If I caught them again, what I'd like to do to them is string them up from the balcony and get the cattle prod into their sensitive areas."
After reporting the incident to police, he said it took about an hour for them to arrive, driving around the area and shining a spotlight into nearby bushland.
But since yesterday morning, he said he had not heard back from the police service.
Mr Simpson said: "I'm worried about what these people's children are going to be like - how are they going to turn out if their parents are doing this sort of thing?"
OWNERS COMMITTED ELSEWHERE - This Outstanding Property must be seen to fully comprehend the extent and potential of the features on offer. The extraordinary...
You certainly wont beat the location of this neat three bedroom low set brick and tile home. Set on a 610m2 corner block in the ever popular and sought after...
This home presents immaculately and is positioned in a sort after estate by Home Owners and Investors alike. Listed at only $320,000 this property ticks all the...
The owners of this lovely Plantation home (only 3 years old) have now decided to sell which now gives you the opportunity to upgrade the family home and lifestyle.
It's stylish with good street appeal and a little different than the others plus it was built by renowned Ipswich builder G&P homes only a few years ago.
Investors! Do not miss out on the chance to purchase this iconic Brisbane Road property being offered for sale for the first time. This purpose built 2 level...
FHOG applies for the first home buyers if you are just starting out with a premium location at its best! Situated in a cul-de-sac along with a family friendly park...
Indulge your dream in this ultra modern stylish home on a fully fenced secure 593 m2! Not your average home! Once in a while you discover a modern home in the...
Yes, forget about all the hassle in trying to fix up and tidy up some other place , here all the hard, expensive work is done for you. This Split level home offers...
Situated in the heart of Blackstone this less than 2 year old home on an 451m2 block is a great start for the home owner or investor, this is an opportunity not to...
Join the Community.
Get your local news, your way.
Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.