Bullets literally off back of truck
BULLETS found in a unit on Waddell Road came off the back of a truck, a defendant said in Gympie Magistrates Court this week.
Daniel Edward McAloon, 44, said he found five bullets in an abandoned truck left at the public housing complex on Waddell Road when the owner was sent to prison. He told the court the truck had been looted by residents and he took the bullets to keep them from getting into the wrong hands.
“Everyone had been helping themselves to what was in the back of the truck (and) when I had a look, I found a small canister,” Reid said.
Reid said the canister contained five rounds of .22 calibre ammunition and he did not know it was an offence to have them.
“I only had them in my possession for three days. I was trying to protect the children.” He pleaded guilty to possession of explosives and was fined $100.