Tradie, 18, is arrested in Bali after ‘bashing a security guard outside a Burger King’ and could face three years behind bars
- A teenager is behind bars in a Bali jail after allegedly punching a security guard
- Zac Whiting, 18, is accused of punching the guard outside a Kuta Burger King
- It is understood the incident on Friday morning was sparked by a lost phone
An 18-year-old Australian is behind bars in Indonesia accused of punching a security guard outside a Burger King in Kuta.
Zac Whiting, a tradesman from the Sunshine Coast, is being detained after allegedly assaulting the guard early on Friday morning over a dispute about a mobile phone.
It is understood someone in the group of friends with Mr Whiting had lost their phone and an argument broke out after the group was refused access to CCTV footage.
Zac Whiting, a tradesman from the Sunshine Coast, is being detained after allegedly assaulting the guard early on Friday morning over a dispute about a mobile phone
Whiting reportedly ran off after the alleged attack but the group of friends remained at the scene and he was later arrested at his hotel, according to 7 News.
CCTV footage of the alleged attack shows a group of people standing outside the Burger King appearing to argue with another man.
If Whiting is found guilty of assault he could be looking at three years in a Bali prison.
The friends visited him at the Kuta police station where he is being held on Saturday.
The same lawyer who represented Australian Michael Peterson was also spotted at the jail on Saturday.
Mr Peterson arrived back in Australia on Saturday after being detained in Bali for carrying ADHD medication.
While the medication was prescribed to him it is still considered a narcotic in Bali.
The security guard who was posted at Hungry Jacks showing the injury he sustained after the alleged attack