Stranger smashes dog-walker over head with bottle
A 22-YEAR-old Coast man was taken to hospital overnight after another man allegedly smashed a beer bottle over his head.
Emergency services were called to St Andrews Dr at Tewantin about 9.10pm Tuesday after a man walking his dog was attacked on the street.
Police will allege the man walking his dog passed a 35-year-old Bli Bli man standing in the street.
The dog-walker said hello to the man but heard nothing in response.
He arrived back at his home on St Andrews Drive and saw the man standing outside.
Police allege the 22-year-old went outside to confront the older man when he began to climb a nearby fence.
The older man stumbled away but quickly returned holding a glass beer bottle.
He allegedly smashed the bottle over the resident's head, causing the man to suffer cuts on his head and face.
Ambulance and police arrived and the man was taken to the Noosa District hospital in a stable condition.
The alleged attacker was arrested and charged with multiple offences including one count of wounding in a public place while adversely affected, one count of assault occasioning bodily harm and failing to dispose of a needle.
A police spokesman said the man was under the influence at the time of the alleged attack and was in possession of an 'uncapped syringe'.
He said the man would appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court this morning.