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Another Strange Incident at Melbourne’s Notorious Intersection

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The Saturday 30/10/2017 event at the Flinders and Swanston street intersection

by Dee McLachlan

I would not normally write up something that had such little consequence — but this incident, that was reported differently, possibly reflects where we might be headed.

It seems the Swanston and Flinders street intersection has become a “stage.” In January 2016 it was Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas doing his donuts, before driving down Swanston, then Bourke streets, killing people. Then, last Saturday (30/10/2017), on the morning of the AFL Grand Final, a car began driving up an down the iconic Swanston street in the city. 

The fifteen year old then reversed down Swanston street at high speed — coming to a skidding 180 degree stop in the intersection.

If you happened to be there, this event looked equally, or more threatening than Gargasoulas. This is what what was reported across the MSM:

“A knife-wielding 15-year-old rampaging outside Flinders St Station… The teen was armed dressed in a “concerning” outfit, and, according to witnesses, was attempting to hit pedestrians… Acting Superintendent Wayne Newman said there was no information to suggest the youth had links to terror… they are treating the incident as “mental health” related…”

In the video below (I think shot by a passing cyclist) shows the car reversing, at high speed, down Swanston, then skidding to a stop. The driver just sits in the car while someone throws a bike. Someone rushes in and smashes the passenger window. The driver then climbs out in full black gear with a black helmet on — and puts on a heavy-looking black backpack.

Police arrive very quickly, as there was a large police presence on the Grand Final day. The driver starts pacing about, and on the video below, you can hear pedestrians shouting, “Shoot him, shoot him.”

The police approach, and try pepper spray him. He charges, and they rush in, and subdue the driver, also tasering him. The police demonstrate restraint and professionalism. The bomb squad is called.

A few observations:

  • The driver, at 15 years old, demonstrates remarkable driving skill reversing at high speed for a long distance before doing a 180 at the intersection.
  • Then he just waits there. I wonder why? It seems he had planned to get out and parade in his black gear, with backpack, and helmet.

    The silver car
  • A grey car appears, having driven down Swanston street, which does not allow normal traffic. This car turns right. I wonder who is driving?
  • The police play down the event, as “mental health” issue.  Mr Newman said there was no information to suggest the youth was out to harm people, and said, “I don’t think there was any intention… [to cause] harm.” This analysis was delivered very quickly, before anyone could have checked his computer. (As the identity of the teen is withheld, we don’t know the background of the individual. But I wonder if he was of Middle Eastern origin, whether this would be treated differently?)

The police acted quickly and “neutralized” the threat professionally. They have now charged the charged 15-year-old Knoxfield boy with two counts of attempted murder, six counts of reckless conduct endangering life, and assaulting and resisting a police officer.

When I saw the video, I was stunned at the teen’s exceptional driving ability, and then wondered why he climbed out with a big black helmet on. I will not say that this was a staged incident — but that’s what flashed through my mind. This incident certainly countered the bad rap the police got from not dealing with Gargasoulas at the same intersection last year.

In today’s Age, there is an article titled, ‘Why did nobody run in the face of the Melbourne threat?’ writing, “…bystanders, for the most part, stood and watched, or filmed on their mobile phones.” Yep, it seems the intersection has become a stage for bizarre behaviour.

The video:

It would be great to see the teen re-enact his reverse driving skills at a trial.
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21 COMMENTS

  1. Request for help from Gumshoers.
    I have just signed up with the Adelaide Fringe to give a show on Sunday, March 18 at 2.30pm.
    I need a catchy title, something generic as I do not yet know what topics we will cover. One year we did a Variety show, but being overseas I have to keep the planning simple. In order to meet the Oct 4 deadline for registering, I submitted the title “My Best False Memories.” I can still change it. Please let your imagination run wild. Ta.
    Mary.Maxwell@alumni.adelaide.edu.au

  2. I wonder why somebody was standing with camera ready and focussed on this vehicle. I am not an expert on photography, but it seems that the operator had masterly control over his/her equipment when the vehicle was travelling at speed in an unexpected way. Except for the fact that the object of the crime finished at some distance from the camera, the operation of the camera seems perfect.

  3. Mal, “the operation of the camera seems perfect.”

    reminds me of this…

    I think “framing” is a term used in film making.. and to a layperson like myself, this shot couldnt have been “framed” any better..

    I dont believe every event is a false flag, but there have been so many, and it seems that there are so many ‘events” happenning these days, there is no time to analyse one, before the next one hits. It is impossible to keep up!

    there is a term that is often used, or used to be, “healthy scepticism” and since the demonstrably false impossible official account of 9/11, I have a hard time believing anything I see reported by the media whores today.. in fact, I choose to believe the complete opposite of whatever they say is most likely to be true.

    Mary, my suggestion for a title, to borrow from Carlos Casteneda, “A Separate Reality” I’ll see you on the 18th of March! 🙂 whoot!

  4. Did any of you watch sbs sydney news last night . ” Our guardian angels ” defending Australia in Afghanistan . They featured two young 18 year old girls ( they looked 16 ) in full combat gear pistols on belts carrying machine guns protecting our borders in a distant country .
    24 hours later I’m still rubbing my eyes . Is this where we’re at . Beyond tragic . Lies lies lies .

  5. Regarding his driving skills, if he is a young juvenile repeat offender , then he would have been driving that well for at least 13 , kids who steal cars and go to “juvy” are all great drivers. Unfortunately..!! Other than that all your points are salient..

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