Aussie man’s ‘bizarre’ home invasion was filmed by neighbour
ANZ Bank has suspended a mortgage loan due to a home invasion on the New South Wales north coast.
Key points:A man, his dog and a pet bird were attacked at a house in Cairns”I can’t believe I have to put up with this.
It’s very strange,” one resident told ABC Radio’s 7.30.”
I’m just so shocked.
I don’t know how this can happen in Australia.”
Police say a man and his dog were attacked on a rural property in Cairside, near the North Coast.
“A woman’s home is in distress.
A couple of birds were involved,” a Cairn police spokeswoman said.”
She is assisting police with inquiries.”
The woman was not injured and police are seeking a “persons of interest” in relation to the incident.
“It is being investigated as a domestic violence incident,” the spokeswoman said in a statement.
“We are asking anyone who has any information to contact Cairna Police.”
The Cairne Police spokeswoman said it was not known what prompted the attack, but there was an “unusual number of birds” and a “significant disturbance”.
“This incident is being treated as a serious incident by Cairana Police,” the Cairnes Police spokeswoman added.
Police have not confirmed whether the dog was injured or whether the woman’s husband was present at the time of the incident, which happened on Sunday.
A Cairnan woman has described how she was attacked and her pet bird was badly injured in an alleged home invasion.
She was walking her dog, a golden retriever named Tippy, when the man who attacked her, later identified as Anthony, entered her property.
“He was obviously angry, he said, ‘I don’t want you to be here.
I’m going to come get your dog’,” she told 7.15.”
The next thing I know, I hear Tippy say, ‘Hey, I don`t want you in my backyard’.”
The woman says she immediately turned her dog around and called the police.
“I told him, ‘You are a threat to my dog, I’m calling the police’,” she said.
The woman and her dog were taken to hospital, but the man was arrested.
“Police came and took the dog away, they gave him a breathalyzer test,” she said, adding that her dog was in a “stable condition”.
“It was the worst thing that could happen to a dog.”
The man has since been charged with aggravated home invasion and was remanded in custody.
Police are investigating the incident as a “domestic violence incident”.
“We will be doing a thorough review of the circumstances of this incident and will make any necessary arrests,” a police spokeswoman told 7:15.
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