- Former Hells Angel Ben ‘notorious’ Geppert uploaded Instagram video last week
- The video appeared to show him holding a black pistol marked ‘US Army Model’
- Police raided his Gold Coast home Sunday with a warrant to find a black revolver
- Geppert taunted police ‘thanks for coming’ after they only found a fake gun
A screengrab from the Ben Geppert’s Instagram video in which he appeared to brandish a gun
A bikie enforcer turned Instagram star has taunted police who raided his home after he brandished what appeared to be a gun in a brazen social media post.
Ben ‘notorious’ Geppert last week uploaded a video to Instagram which appeared to show him holding a black gun marked ‘self loading pistol US Army Model’.
Police raided his Gold Coast home on Sunday with a warrant to find a black 45 calibre revolver.
The bikie taunted officers after they found nothing, saying on Instagram: ‘Thanks for coming and ruining my Sunday and not finding anything. You dogs will never get me.’
Weapons experts told The Courier-Mail the gun was fake.
Bond University criminologist Terry Goldsworthy told the publication social media is a very useful tool for police investigating bikies.
He said: ‘[Bikies] are leaving a digital footprint that big that law enforcement would be blind to miss it. I’m sure they’re looking at it and collating intelligence.’
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Queensland Police for comment.
It comes after the criminologist claimed that traditional bikies would be ‘highly embarrassed’ by Geppert’s public social media feud with Brett ‘Kaos’ Pechey, ex-Bandidos West End president.
Bikie enforcer Ben Geppert (pictured with his model girlfriend) has taunted police who raided his home after he brandished what appeared to be a gun in a brazen social media post
Geppert (left) has been in a public social media feud with Brett ‘Kaos’ Pechey (right), ex-Bandidos West End president
In February, former Hells Angels’ enforcer Geppert – who made headlines after being booted off Hamilton Island by police while on holiday – attacked Pechey in a lengthy Instagram post.
The 26-year-old bikie called Pechey, 31, a ‘dog’ and accused him of ‘talking to the task force’ (the police), just weeks after the pair met through their Instagram-famous girlfriends, who are cousins.
In a post to his online story, Geppert showed an image of Pechey’s Instagram account with the words ‘weak dog’ written across it.
He later wrote: ‘Kaos you weak boneyard dog… don’t hide behind me for protection. Ya know where I live so come be a man.’
Glamorous: Geppert’s girlfriend Allaina Vader (right) boasts a total of 158,000 followers
Brett ‘Kaos’ Pechey (right with his model girlfriend), the former president of a Queensland Bandidos chapter