Man swung golf club at passing cars after trying meth

Man swung golf club at passing cars after trying meth

A MAN who swung a golf club at passing cars in Greenfields said he did not have a drug problem.

Rafael John Stack told Mandurah Magistrates Court he had taken methylamphetamine as “a once off, that’s all”.

He pleaded guilty to carrying an article with intent to cause fear when he appeared in court on Friday.

Police prosecutor Tamara Read said Stack was seen waving a golf club at cars at the intersection of Mandurah Road and Murdoch Drive, Greenfields on July 2 at 9.30pm. She said police received four calls from members of the public about Stack’s behaviour.

Senior Constable Read said it was believed Stack had taken methylampetamine.

She said when police arrived, Stack rode his bike to a house and was arrested a short distance away.

Const Read said Stack told police he had found the golf club and was using if for self-defence because people were following him.

Stack told Magistrate Anne Longden he had been a bit upset. Stack said he was a carer for his brother, who had cancer.

He was fined $600.