Ouch

July 29th, 2014 at 12:00 pm by David Farrar

Stuff reports:

A couple of hours trapped in grime ended Porou Wrathall’s career in crime.

Police found the skinny teenager stuck in a fatty pipe at Mr Fish and Chips shop in Langdons Rd, Papanui, about 2.30am on June 17, after they were alerted by neighbours who heard Wrathall’s cry for help.

Yesterday an embarrassed but relieved Wrathall, 18 and a first offender, told The Press the offence had occurred during a drunken moment and was “the start and end” of his criminal career.

He had just appeared in the Christchurch District Court, where his conviction for burglary was penalised with an order he come up for sentence if called upon within 12 months.

In some ways, he had already paid dearly for his stupidity. He was stuck in the greasy fish and chip shop extractor vent for several hours. A steel support was jammed between his buttocks, he was caked in fat and he was cold and sore. He then spent four days in hospital due to hypothermia and kidney problems caused by the confinement.

Heh, now that is karma. I do hope he has recovered though and learnt a lesson.

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31 Responses to “Ouch”

  1. kowtow (8,758 comments) says:

    When he inevitably ends up in gaol,he’ll think a steel support up his arse and cooking grease all over him was a doddle in comparison to what he’ll get when he’s in the pokey.

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  2. adze (2,129 comments) says:

    Like what, kowtow?

    I doubt he’ll get a custodial sentence.

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  3. publicwatchdog (2,812 comments) says:

    Talking about ‘karma’ for ‘white collar’ criminals – wonder what sentence John Banks will be ‘served’ this Friday, 1 August 2014, 9am at the Auckland High Court?

    Penny Bright

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  4. metcalph (1,433 comments) says:

    wonder what sentence John Banks will be ‘served’ this Friday, 1 August 2014, 9am at the Auckland High Court?

    My guess? Discharge without conviction and an order to pay court costs (the only other penalty has already been exacted).

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  5. KiwiGreg (3,259 comments) says:

    Where are the facts that he is a first offender? Just first time he’s been caught could be as likely.

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  6. duggledog (1,587 comments) says:

    First time caught out, probably been up to all sorts for years. Shit like that will do bad shit again, even if he waits for five years, gets some chick pregnant and buggers off to Australia

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  7. Tarquin North (356 comments) says:

    When I first saw the headline to the article in the Horrid, “Judge says sorry after chuckling at crim” I thought he’d been forced to apologise after some bleeding heart lefty had complained. Thank god I was wrong. Wonder how many others thought the same thing? Sign of the times?

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  8. Manolo (14,049 comments) says:

    He needs to claim some link with Maori “royalty” to be set free (and reoffend.).

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  9. thor42 (971 comments) says:

    What a complete moron.

    Dollars to a knob of goat poo that there are at least six other ferals in this guy’s family.

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  10. Northland Wahine (667 comments) says:

    Dumb arse.

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  11. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    That’s alcohol for ya!

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  12. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    And speaking of recidivist knobs,

    John Banks snapped phone-driving

    By Sophie Ryan, Jane Nixon
    5:00 AM Sunday Jul 27, 2014

    Former police minister was using a cellphone at speed on the motorway
    An Aucklander spotted John Banks on the Southern Motorway, phone in hand. Photo / Damien Spurdle
    Under-fire politician John Banks has been accused of breaking the law again — this time for using a cellphone while driving.
    The former Cabinet minister was snapped with a phone in his hand on Auckland’s Southern Motorway this month.
    Aucklander Damien Spurdle took a photo of Banks on July 18. “It’s not like he can’t afford a hands-free device or a little cradle for his phone,” Spurdle said. “As a former police minister, he should know better.”
    Spurdle, 24, is campaign manager for Labour Party candidate Jerome Mika. He said he was on his way to a protest at SkyCity when he saw Banks driving about 100km/h and using his phone.
    He claimed Banks’ actions were a recipe for disaster.
    Spurdle visited the Papakura police station, where he was advised to fill out a community roadwatch report, which would most likely result in police sending a warning letter to Banks.
    Papakura police said the report is regarded as a formal complaint and Spurdle is welcome to visit again if he wanted to discuss the incident further with officers.
    Possible punishments for using a cellphone while driving include an $80 fine or 20 demerit points on a driver’s licence.
    “He’s still a role model for some people and his actions reflect badly,” Spurdle said.
    Spurdle was a passenger when he took the photo of Banks, who was driving a Mercedes AMG C63 2011 model.
    Banks did not respond to calls from the Herald on Sunday.
    A police spokeswoman said using a cellphone when driving put motorists at risk.
    Bay of Plenty woman Tracey O’Brien was killed and her two children were badly injured in a crash in May that was blamed on texting while driving. Her husband, Matt Ruddell, pleaded with motorists to stop using cellphones while driving.
    In 1991, when Minister of Police, Banks was fined $750 for answering his early-model mobile phone on a flight.
    Last month, the former Cabinet minister was found guilty of filing a false electoral return. His sentencing is due next month at the Auckland High Court.
    Under the Land Transport (Road User) Rule, it is illegal when driving to make, receive, or terminate a phone call. It’s also illegal to text, email, or watch videos on your phone when driving.
    An exception exists for when a driver calls 111 or *555.

    Some people never learn.

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  13. Steve Wrathall (285 comments) says:

    No relation AFAIK. Seems a real charmer https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=576868319018689&set=a.144784722227053.19713.100000865787101&type=1&theater

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  14. peterwn (3,306 comments) says:

    jackinabox

    The guy who took the pic is also at fault and could be charged with careless driving, as a guy who read the ‘Herald’ at the wheel years ago was.

    Presumably, once again, it is all John Key’s fault.

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  15. peterwn (3,306 comments) says:

    publicwatchdog – how is your ‘service’ from Auckland Council coming along? Or have you paid the outstanding rates?

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  16. kowtow (8,758 comments) says:

    adze; ends up, ie in due course not necessarily this time.

    jackbox: alcohol? Nope , personal choices. Very few drinkers end up climbing into exhausts to burgle.

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  17. Tarquin North (356 comments) says:

    Thankyou jackinabox for showing us a prime example of why Labour is doing so badly. They have people like Damien Spurdle in their ranks.

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  18. kowtow (8,758 comments) says:

    Probably needs a separate post but here goes.

    Spurdle snaps Banksie on phone.Reports him to police.

    I want to know how many other times Spurlde has done same to other motorists.If he has then fine ,he’s an unbiased safe motoring crusader.

    If he hasn’t and simply dobbed banksie cos he recognised him as an evil white right wing capitalist ,and was making a point ,then Spurdle is a fucken nasty knob.

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  19. David Garrett (7,541 comments) says:

    To be fair (oh I know, I can’t help myself) this Spurdle character was apparently a passenger…or so he says…

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  20. Judith (8,534 comments) says:

    Was the man that reported Banks using a cell phone, also driving? The report doesn’t say he was. He could have been in a bus, a passenger in another car, stationery on the side of the road, and all sorts of other scenarios.

    But its the same old thing – shoot the messenger by presuming what he may have been doing – rather than the wrongdoer – no wonder so many think they can offend and get away with it, when our MP’s and former MP’s have made it into an art form.

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  21. Sponge (227 comments) says:

    “It’s not like he can’t afford a hands-free device or a little cradle for his phone,”

    Spurdle, 24, is campaign manager for Labour Party candidate Jerome Mika

    Labour not being nasty and focusing on the big issues again I see. #votepositive #myarse

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  22. David Garrett (7,541 comments) says:

    Crikey Dr. Judy…for a PhD candidate your grammar and spelling is appalling…Oh that’s right…the editor will fix it…

    I myself take some pride in my editors having to do little or nothing to my copy….but perhaps I am just old fashioned….

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  23. labrator (1,850 comments) says:

    shoot the messenger by presuming what he may have been doing

    I think you don’t understand the context of what a messenger is in this metaphor.

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  24. edhunter (552 comments) says:

    How much butt raping by large inmates actually occurs? I mean it gets thrown around a fair bit but is just an urban myth? I don’t think it’s a myth Mythbusters will be covering anytime soon & I don’t see incarceration in my near future.
    So how about it, is butt raping a reality or just a myth to make us law abiding citizens secretly happy knowing that if lucky spit will be used.

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  25. mikenmild (11,711 comments) says:

    That’s some obsession you have got going there, ed.

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  26. David Garrett (7,541 comments) says:

    edhunter: That is a qood question…One of the only really reliable authorities – Newbold’s “The big Huey” and later works – suggests that homosexual rape in New Zealand prisons is very uncommon, but consensual sex between men – because to put it crudely, any hole is better than none – is quite common.

    Mind you, Newbold is now about 30 years out of date – at least his personal observations are – although he still likes to bill himself as “former Prison inmate Greg Newbold”…

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  27. edhunter (552 comments) says:

    Cheers DG, I couldn’t see it being as prevalent as Kowtow & some commentators would like it to be. Of course it’s not going to be something you shout from the roof tops so probably goes very much unreported when it does happen.

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  28. jackinabox (776 comments) says:

    “Spurdle was a passenger when he took the photo of Banks, who was driving a Mercedes AMG C63 2011 model.”

    “Papakura police said the report is regarded as a formal complaint and Spurdle is welcome to visit again if he wanted to discuss the incident further with officers.”

    Cop speak for, ‘If you show your face in this place again we’ll get the phonebooks out.’

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  29. calendar girl (1,265 comments) says:

    DG: Take care before you criticise another person’s grammar and spelling (“… for a PhD candidate your grammar and spelling is appalling…”).

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  30. BR (83 comments) says:

    Why didn’t they just turn the fan on?

    Bill.

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  31. MH (813 comments) says:

    Again, another example of Maori being more honoured in the breeches than in the observance. ACC to cover his backside and kidney failure.

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