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CCTV footage shows man swing baseball bat inside Myer

A man’s terrifying outburst inside a department store has been caught on CCTV, showing him attacking customers with a baseball bat and smashing shelves.

Glen Lloyd Jones, 52, wielded the baseball bat inside a Myer store in Liverpool, Sydney.

CCTV footage shows the man walking around the store brandishing the bat before he snaps and swings at a pair of shoppers.

A man’s terrifying outburst inside a department store has been caught on CCTV, showing him attacking customers with a baseball bat and smashing shelves

Glen Lloyd Jones, 52, wielded the baseball bat inside a Myer store in Liverpool, Sydney

Glen Lloyd Jones, 52, wielded the baseball bat inside a Myer store in Liverpool, Sydney

They manage to flee before being beaten with the bat, before the man begins hitting the walls and smashing up shelves inside the store.

He destroyed thousands of dollars worth of perfume in the store’s cosmetic department.

‘It’s terrifying and, more importantly, it is potentially very dangerous, a person armed with that type of weapon,’ former NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Alan Clarke told Seven News. 

Customers recorded the man’s sudden outburst on the phones, before two shoppers decide to step in.

One of the shoppers grabbed the bat off the man while the other grabbed his head.  

Lloyd Jones was then arrested, but a magistrate dismissed the charges against him under mental health laws.

CCTV footage shows the man walking around the store brandishing the bat before he snaps and swings at a pair of shoppers

CCTV footage shows the man walking around the store brandishing the bat before he snaps and swings at a pair of shoppers

During the attack Lloyd Jones ranted about the Pope and Ralph Lauren, and later apologised for what his actions outside court.

Myer has sought $14,000 in compensation for the damage, but the magistrate said she could not force Lloyd Jones to pay.

In a statement, a Myer spokesperson said they were pleased with the response from customers. 

Customers recorded the man's sudden outburst on the phones, before two shoppers decide to step in

Customers recorded the man’s sudden outburst on the phones, before two shoppers decide to step in



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