A "highly intoxicated" 20-year-old Mexican man living in
Queenstown was punched in the face a prank failed to impress
a woman's partner.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford, of Queenstown, said the
Mexican hid in the bushes near Queenstown Primary School on
Wednesday at 1.15am and "thought it would be funny to jump
out to scare a woman", and grab her.
"Unfortunately her boyfriend popped him on the nose for his
troubles," Snr Const Blackford said.
Although the man had previously been warned about his
behaviour while grossly intoxicated, police were not taking
the matter any further.
• The glovebox of an unlocked vehicle parked in an open-sided
garage on Woodbury Rise, Goldfield Heights, was reported to
have been searched, but no items were missing.
Queenstown police received a report from a member of the
public on Wednesday at 9.20pm.
• A 44-year-old Australian man riding a Harley-Davidson
motorcycle suffered a broken arm after he lost control on a
right-hand bend and hit a barrier on the Crown Range on
Wednesday at 10.35pm.
The man was taken by St John Queenstown ambulance to the
Lakes District Hospital, then on to Southland Hospital for
• A 20-year-old New Zealand man was arrested and charged with
trespassing after he was ejected from a bar on Steamer Wharf
on Thursday at 3.36am, then allegedly returned and knocked
The man is expected to appear in the Queenstown District
Court on December 3.