‘I’m disabled you DOG’: Wild scenes at the Newcastle 500 as police arrest man with broken leg for ‘refusing to give up his two cases of Corona beers’
- Police arrested a man with a broken knee during wild scenes at Newcastle 500
- Video footage shows police surround a man with a black knee brace on his leg
- The injured man appears to attempt to take bottles of Coronas from two cases
- Four men were charged with drink liquor in ticketed area among other charges
A beer-loving revhead with a broken knee desperately clinged to his alcohol while resisting arrest during wild scenes at the Newcastle 500 Supercars race.
The man, who was wearing a black knee brace on his right leg, was seen guarding two cases of Coronas on the sidelines of the Newcastle street circuit on Saturday.
Video footage showed police arrest another racegoer in the vicinity as three officers surrounded the injured man, who was trying to pull bottles of beer from the boxes.
The man in the knee brace then began to argue with a male police officer, who appeared to try and take the alcohol away.
Video footage shows three officers surround the injured man, who was trying to pull bottles of beer from the boxes
The altercation quickly escalated and the man screamed ‘I’m disabled’ as police attempted to arrest him.
He was then forced down to the concrete and turned to his side, where two officers held him firmly to secure handcuffs around his wrists.
The man screamed about the pain in his leg while another reveller yelled ‘he’s got a broken knee’.
‘I’m in pain… I did nothing wrong,’ the man shouted while face down on the cement.
The man filming the video questioned ‘you reckon?’ to which he responded: ‘I did nothing wrong, I tried to grab my carton and go’.
While restrained on the floor, the man grunted in pain and asked the officer to turn him on his back.
The altercation quickly escalated and the man screamed ‘I’m disabled’ as police attempted to arrest him. He was then forced down to the concrete and turned to his side, where two officers held him firmly to secure handcuffs around his wrists.
‘You’re a dog,’ he repeatedly yelled at the police officer, who asked him to stop spitting.
Police confirmed four men were arrested following an incident in the Newcastle Supercars race precinct.
‘About 3.30pm, police were patrolling the corner of Watt and Scott Streets, Newcastle when they were approached by four men – two 29-year-olds, a 30-year-old and a 34-year-old,’ a spokesman said.
‘When asked to leave the licensed premises area, police will allege the men failed to leave and behaved in an offensive manner. As a result, the men were arrested – during which police utilised OC spray.’
The group were taken to Newcastle Police Station where they were all conditionally bailed and issued banning notices.
The 31-year-old and 34-year-old were charged with drink liquor in ticketed area, use offensive language and offensive behaviour.
The 29-year-old was handed the same charges and an additional charge of wilfully obstruct officer.
The 30-year-old was charged with drink liquor in ticketed area, offensive behaviour and resist arrest.
When moved to his back, the man lifted his head and legs towards the police officer. ‘You’re a dog,’ he repeatedly yelled at the police officer, who asked him to stop spitting