Police officers found a 17cm-long Rambo-style knife in the man's backpack.
Police officers found a 17cm-long Rambo-style knife in the man's backpack. Rob Williams

'It won't do the trick': Man found with 'Rambo-style' knife

A MAN told police a kitchen knife "would not do the trick" when he was found with a "Rambo-style" knife in Murgon.

Kingaroy Magistrate Louisa Pink said if this was suggestive of self-defence, it was very concerning.

"It is concerning that you would have a 17cm Rambo-style knife in your backpack," she said.

Mark Daley was fined $950 in total for three charges in Kingaroy Magistrates Court on Tuesday, March 26.

Police prosecutor Barry Stevens said the 40-year-old man's vehicle was intercepted by police along Nutt St in Murgon at 10.45pm on January 11.

"He said he had the knife as most household knives won't do the trick," he said.

Daley, who spoke out of turn during court, said he planned to use the knife on a cracked bumper bar.

Magistrate Pink said regardless of what it was used for, knives were illegal in public places.

"A Stanley knife or a workman's implement would have been most suitable," she said.

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Police officers found the defendant was also in possession of one gram of methamphetamine.

Sgt Stevens said Daley also failed to supply particulars to the police officers.

Daley was fined $500 for possessing the knife in a public place, and was fined $300 for possessing dangerous drugs.

He was fined $150 for contravening the direction or requirement of police, due to the totality of the other fines.

All convictions were recorded.

South Burnett

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