Frightening moment an angry bare-chested man hurls baseball-sized rocks at his ex-neighbour after accusing him of ‘stalking’ his house
- A Gold Coast man threw rocks at an ex-neighbour outside his house last April
- David Raymand Keenahan fronted court, pleading guilty to assault on Monday
- The 49-year-old hurled baseball sized rocks as he pursued the man up the street
- Mr Keenahan said the fracas was part of a long-running dispute between the two
- The victim filmed the row as Mr Keenahan threw rocks and hurled abuse at him
- Mr Keenahan told reporters outside court that he regretted his actions
A shirtless man has been slapped with a $1,200 fine after he threw large rocks at an ex-neighbour as part of an ongoing residential dispute.
David Raymand Keenahan, 49, also hurled abuse and heckled the man as he pursued him in the street outside his Benowa home on the Gold Coast last April.
The former neighbour filmed Mr Keenahan as he hounded him, accusing the man of ‘stalking’ and trying to kill his mother, the Southport Magistrates Court heard.
The footage showed Mr Keenahan, sporting a pair of shorts and a belt, flinging rocks towards the former neighbour as he follows him up the street (pictured)
Mr Keenahan walked around the street picking up rocks to launch at the man, before he hit him on the right side of his back and caused a large, red welt (pictured)
The footage showed Mr Keenahan, sporting just a pair of shorts with a belt, flinging rocks towards the former neighbour as he follows him up the street.
The assault victim had approached Mr Keenahan on his property before the fracas spilled out onto the street, the court heard.
‘Walking past my house all the time? Come here,’ the 49-year-old yelled at the man.
The victim was heard laughing at Mr Keenahan, walking backwards while he filmed him on his phone.
‘Mate, I can walk from the park to here,’ he was heard yelling.
Defence lawyer Cheonton Strickland said Mr Keenahan (pictured) had no criminal history and had been caring for his mum who has leukaemia
‘Nah, you dont’, Mr Keenahan screams, ‘f***ing dog … ‘f***ing try and kill my mum, hey?’
Mr Keenahan walked around the street picking up rocks to launch at the man, before he hit him on the right side of his back and caused a large, red welt.
‘It’s been ongoing abuse, this is not just a random thing,’ Mr Keenahan told reporters outside court on Monday, adding that he regretted his actions.
Defence lawyer Cheonton Strickland said his client had no criminal history and had been caring for his mum who has leukaemia, the Gold Coast Bulletin reported.
The carer pleaded guilty on Monday to assault occasioning bodily harm and was fined $1,200, with no conviction recorded.
The long-running row involved the assault victim allegedly spitting in Mr Keenahan’s face and threats between the pair.
‘My instructions are the complainant came onto the property the day of the offending, (and) he’s been asked to leave by Mr Keenahan,’ Mr Strickland told the court.
‘A verbal altercation has ensued, and Mr Keenahan has unfortunately pursued [him] up the street in an attempt to make him leave.’
He added Mr Keenahan admitted he had gone too far and had no intention to injure his former neighbour.
‘A verbal altercation has ensued and Mr Keenahan has unfortunately pursued [him] up the street in an attempt to make him leave,’ the defendant’s lawyer Cheonton Strickland told the court (pictured, the street where the row occurred)