Wow, this is quite the crazy story.
A neighbourhood dispute over loud music and erratic driving has escalated into a bloody brawl in which a chainsaw partially severed a man’s arm…Another man, Troy Thornton, 26, lost a finger in the dispute. His sister, Nicole Thornton, claimed he was attacked with a samurai sword.
Mr Thornton, a father of two, lives in Queensland but was in Sydney to attend the funeral of his sister’s partner, Peter Reinhardt, who drowned when his boat overturned on the Nepean River in March.
As Ms Thornton kept a waterside vigil with her newborn baby, the couple’s Londonderry home was robbed. Thieves took jewellery, cash and a gun…The Thorntons claim that someone from the Jorgensen household then drove in a dangerous and threatening manner towards them.
Police were called and the two families were told to return to their homes.
But tensions escalated again just before 9.20pm, resulting in the chainsaw being produced.
Ms Thornton claimed members of the Jorgensen household tried to invade their family’s home.
“Basically we ended up all in a brawl,” she said. “The guys from next door. By then there was 20 of them with bats, swords and poles.
“It was me, my mum and my sister taking on guys, so my brother has gone and got the chainsaw.”
So a stolen gun, from a country that mandates “Safe Storage”, a funeral from a boating accident, a dangerous driver, and then bats, swords, and a chainsaw.
And this is Australia! You know what else is in Australia?
Hey, but no “Gun Death”, so the laws WORKED!