Bali: An Australian teenager is in Bali police custody and facing almost three years behind bars for allegedly assaulting a security guard at a Kuta fast-food outlet.
Zac William Whiting, 18, was arrested at his hotel in the early hours of Friday morning after the alleged attack, which was sparked by a missing mobile phone.
The official police report, obtained by 9News, said the Sunshine Coast teen had “beaten the victim twice using a clenched fist” causing bouncer Adni Junus Liu to suffer a wound to his left temple.
“When the victim was sitting in front of Burger King there were some foreigners making argument with a motorcycle taxi driver because of a missing cellphone, then the victim told them not to make noise at his place of work,” the police report said.
“The foreigners went looking for their cellphone and a few moments later one of them came back asking the victim ‘Have you seen the person who took his cellphone, you are the one working here?’
“The victim said ‘If you lose it inside the restaurant maybe I know, if you lose it outside the restaurant I don’t know’, but they forced the victim to be responsible for losing the cellphone, and one of them hit the victim.”
Despite school leaver celebrations being in full swing on the island, Whiting has told police he’s not a schoolie and instead a cabinet maker from the Northern Territory and more recently the Sunshine Coast.