Rockingham: man graffitied acronym for “f**k tha police” at police station

Rockingham Magistrates Court
Rockingham Magistrates Court

A MAN was told to “engage his brain” after pleading guilty to scrawling graffiti on a counter at Rockingham Police Station last year.

Wayne Russon pleaded guilty to damaging property with graffiti when he appeared at Rockingham Magistrates Court today (February 4).

Russon went to the police station for his regular reporting last year.

While waiting at the counter he scrawled the letters ‘FTP’ on the front desk using a black pen, which was captured on CCTV.

When arrested he told police he “was bored”.

The prosecutor told Magistrate Leanne Atkins that “FTP suggests something your honour” and that it was common language used towards police.

According to Urban Dictionary, FTP is a popular acronym for f**k tha police.

The magistrate and Russon both agreed with that meaning.

“I was just daydreaming – no-one was on the desk,” Russon said.

Magistrate Atkins appeared dumbfounded.

“Really? At a police station where you have to go back,” she said.

“This carries imprisonment – how foolish can you be Mr Russon?”

She ordered a pre-sentence review due to the seriousness of the charge.

“Just realise you are observed – people see what you do – and then try to engage your brain and not daydream at that time,” she said.

Russon will be sentenced on March 18.