‘We were just play fighting, he’s my cuz’: Mosman Police called when wrestlers rumble gets real!
By ANNA USHER.
There hasn’t been a bigger showdown since Hulk Hogan fought Andre The Giant in WrestleMania III.
After receiving multiple calls from concerned residents last Wednesday 6th March, local police rushed to a domestic disturbance in Prince St Mosman, fearing the worst.
The sound of breaking glass and high-pitched female screams had been heard by neighbours at around 8:30pm, who reported a “violent confrontation” between two men.
“Both parties were drinking, and police had reason to believe that there was significant cause for concern,” Constable Michael Alexander, from North Shore Police Area Command, said.
“A 22-year-old male from Mosman and a 23-year-old Brisbane man were rumbling at an apartment building, and their fight had moved from inside a residence into a public area.
“At least one male was seen to be in a headlock.”
The men, described as being Maori or Polynesian descent, told police they had been drinking, before instigating a “traditional wrestling match.”
Long-time school mates, the pair have known each other since the age of 10, confirming in a statement that they wrestled every time they reunited.
“We were just play fighting, he’s my cuz,” one of the men said.
“We do it all the time.”
Police say the apartment suffered only minor damage, caused when one of the men fell onto a piece of furniture – and broke it.
“The man also suffered lacerations to his cheek after his head collided with the TV.”
No further action was taken by Police.
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A smooth-talking Irishman is on the take in Mosman, with police warning north shore residents to take care if approached for roof repairs.
A 74-year-old woman answered her door last Monday morning, and engaged in a conversation with the conman, while another male used a ladder to climb onto the roof.
The Lennox St resident was told her roof was in need of repairs, which could be done for $50,000.
The men quickly dropped the quote to $20,000 when the woman told them she couldn’t afford it.
North Shore Police have received similar reports in the past week from Lane Cove and Chatswood. In both cases, the roof was damaged by the men and required repairs.
Police were called to a house in Mosman on Tuesday 5th March, after a local resident received a suspicious package in the mail.
Around 1:20pm, the male and female occupants noticed an envelope in their garden that was bulky in the centre.
On closer inspection, the item appeared to have been posted from Israel.
NSW Fire and Rescue and NSW Police Rescue were called along with general duties police, who x-rayed the envelope before declaring it safe.