Alleged vandal, 62, says he was fighting back at youth

A 62-year-old Kingscliff man charged with vandalising his local police station said he was fighting back against out-of-control youths.

Stanley Lawrence Emanuel allegedly led police on a 300m chase, injuring two officers, as he fled on a toy scooter.

When Emanuel faced Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday, police alleged he spray painted slogans including "dumb cops" and "kingy boys rule" on Kingscliff Police Station.

Tweed Byron LAC crime manager Detective Inspector Brendon Cullen said several police officers were in the station at the time.

The Gold Coast Bulletin reported how Emanuel felt his family was being terrorised by "teen thugs".

His wife, who asked not to be named, said neighbourhood issues were really getting to her husband.

"It's a cry for help, that's what it is, because nobody's doing anything," she said.

"The teenagers are out of hand. They're just completely out of control in Kingscliff. 

They're just terrorising people, terrorising us. We just got to breaking point."

Mr Stanley was granted bail and he will reappear on September 16.



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