This is the sickening moment a violent criminal stabbed himself in the neck with a knife before collapsing in a heap.
Steven Alexander Marshall got a friend to film the stunt, where he appeared to forcefully plunge the blade under his chin.
The 43-year-old then coughed up what appeared to be blood, which ran over his chin and halfway down his white t-shirt before he fell over backwards.
Steven Alexander Marshall, 43, was filmed appearing to stab himself in the neck with a knife before blood oozed out of his mouth and down his white t-shirt
He then fell over backwards and landed in a heap on the ground apparently passed out
However, it was all soon revealed to be a sick joke when his friend laughed at how real it looked and the tattooed prankster got to his feet.
‘Self harm is bad,’ Marshall posted on Facebook under the video, then then uploaded a photo of him brandishing the knife while covered in gore.
Less than three months after he uploaded the grisly video, Marshall stormed an alleged drug dealer’s house and threatened his friend with a fake gun.
The violent act, prompted by him seeing texts about buying ecstasy on his 16-year-old son’s phone, got him a 4.5 year jail sentence.
Marshall and two accomplices barged into the Sunshine Coast house on November 5 armed with crowbars, hammers and the fake weapon.
Less than three months after he uploaded the grisly video, Marshall stormed an alleged drug dealer’s house and threatened his friend with a fake gun
‘Self harm is bad,’ Marshall posted on Facebook under the video, then then uploaded a photo of him brandishing the knife while covered in gore
The man he was looking for fled out the window as the vigilante father arrived about 9pm, so he turned on a friend who stayed inside in the hope of finding him.
He pointed the gun-shaped laser pointer at the victim’s knee and then stomach saying ‘you have five seconds to tell me where he is’, according to the Sunshine Coast Daily.
He, Cory Edward Brown, 34, and a third unidentified accomplice then ransacked the house, smashing a television and overturning furniture, before stealing property.
Judge John Robertson sentenced Marshall to 4.5 years jail and Brown to three years in the Maroochydore District Court on Monday – but he could be out on parole in November.
‘Threats were made to the occupants of the house, threats of extreme violence, and I accept that all of them would have been terrified,’ he said.
The 43-year-old pointed the gun-shaped laser pointer at the victim’s knee and then stomach saying ‘you have five seconds to tell me where he is’
The pair pleaded guilty to stealing, entering the house at night while armed in company, and damaging property. Marshall also admitted to threatening violence.
The heavily-tattooed criminal’s lawyer said Marshall ‘lost control’ after seeing text messages on his 16-year-old son’s phone about buying ecstasy.
Marshall’s social media profiles show him brandishing what looked like a gun, while holding a cigarette in his mouth.
Numerous other photos show him getting extensive tattoos, including full facial designs, and wearing numerous gold facial piercings, skull-shaped rings, and necklaces.
The man he was looking for fled out the window as the vigilante father arrived about 9pm, so he turned on a friend who stayed inside in the hope of finding him
They include the word ‘unloved’ on his forehead, a crow eating an eyeball, references to slaughter on his knee, and a slit cut into his tongue.
Just two days before he and Brown stormed the house he made light of his extensive past convictions in a Facebook post.
‘Just got pulled over by detectives from task force maxima breath test drug test lisence check. Great feeling knowing im all sweet. For dog coppas they were surprizingly cool. Love beeing clean (sic),’ he wrote.
Earlier he appeared to threaten several people he accused of doing him wrong, saying they ‘f**ked with the wrong monster’.
‘I have to square up with a couple of grubs i used to call friends u know im a better friend then an enemy n soon you’ll know you f**ked with the wrong monster (sic),’ he wrote.
The heavily-tattooed criminal’s lawyer said Marshall ‘lost control’ after seeing text messages on his 16-year-old son’s phone about buying ecstasy
‘I’m allready have you under surveillance n know your moovements what day you get paid what atm u use what pub you drink at even what time you go to bed (sic).
‘After I’ve squared the ledger you will see me every time you close your eyes.’
Crown prosecutor Sam Bain told the court on Monday Marshall had an ‘appalling criminal history’ including several violent offences.
In 2007 he bashed his best friend with a golf club and pushed him in to a fish tank after finding him in bed with his girlfriend and was sentenced to 18 months jail.
The year before he tricked a man into walking outside a pub before beating him so badly the victim couldn’t open either of his eyes.
Marshall has three past convictions for violent crimes over the past 10 years, including beating his best friend with a golf club over a girl
Marshall grabbed him from behind and squeezed his neck until he blacked out, then punched him repeatedly in the face while he was unconscious.
The attack was based on the false belief the victim was molesting his own niece, whom Marshall was friends with.
After serving two years for that attack, Marshall was one of three men and a woman who in 2011 bashed a man senseless to steal money from his bank account.
They tied a the victim’s legs and hands and hit and kicked him for at least 15 minutes while demanding his account PIN, but were given two wrong ones.
For his part in the attack he was given four years jail after the judge described the group’s conduct as ‘gangster-like behaviour’.