Among the messages, which were littered with profanities, was a threat to burn the house down.
Among the messages, which were littered with profanities, was a threat to burn the house down. Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

Fishing-rod rage gets man into trouble with the law

WHEN Jesse Cakurs' fishing rods got broken, he snapped.

The 26-year-old sent 64 Facebook messages in two hours to the couple he was staying with at Belli Park.

Among the messages, which were littered with profanities, was a threat to burn the house down.

The Maroochydore Magistrates Court heard the rods were Cakurs' most valuable possessions and he had intended to enter a fishing competition.

Police prosecutor Senior Constable Stephen Potter told the court Cakurs had been upset that he had not been recompensed when a child in the house had broken one of his rods.

Duty lawyer Rachel Holland said her client and the male occupant of the house fished together, but the female resented the amount of time the men spent fishing.

Ms Holland said Cakurs' rods were damaged beyond repair when the woman closed the garage door on them.

"The rods were quite expensive and they were really the only things that were keeping my client going," she said.

Cakurs pleaded guilty to using a carriage service to menace or harass and was fined $750.


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