Fishy excuse for carrying a knife in backpack

HAVING a fishing knife in his bag when bicycle riding did not wash with police when Joshua Fields had no other fishing gear.

Gladstone Magistrates Court was told that Fields was stopped by police while riding his bike with no helmet.

Prosecutor Gavin Reece said Fields told officers they were "more than welcome" to search his backpack as he had nothing to hide.

However, the single bladed knife was found which Fields said he used for fishing although he had not been for a while.

Mr Reece said there was no other fishing equipment and Fields had been on his way to watch movies at friends.

At the time he was on probation.

He was fined $200.



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