Man throws 'tantrums' after mum accidentally calls police

A GROWN man threw "tantrums" in a prison cell after his mother, who was described as "anti-police" in court, unwittingly called officers to their Coast home.

When police were called to the Tingira Cres home in Sunrise Beach on September 21, they were faced with Mitchell Luke O'Brien's, 23, mother, who said when she called emergency services she only wanted ambulance officers to attend.

From the front door officers could see a smashed mirror and a knife stuck into a side table, prompting them to ask O'Brien - who was inside - if he was armed.

After repeatedly refusing to answer, officers attempted to arrest him, but he violently resisted all the way to the police car.

Described as a "general nuisance" to watchhouse staff, O'Brien refused to pick up the belt he threw on the floor and was defiant when asked to remove his rings.

O'Brien, who was described as having anger issues and a history of being obstructive, pleaded guilty in Maroochydore Magistrates Court yesterday to two counts of obstructing police.

Magistrate Ron Madsen sentenced him to six months probation with no conviction recorded.



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