'Super-human' criminal shows off his incredible power
A MAN with "super-human strength" used his bare hands to rip a water fountain from the ground in the first in a series of bizarre acts which led to his arrest nearby Mooloolaba beach.
Concerned members of the public called police to report the man's behaviour on a grassy area of the Mooloolaba Esplanade about 4.15pm on December 2, before he took off towards the Coles complex on Venning St.
Hayden Lucadou-Wells, 23, appeared in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on Friday and pleaded guilty to wilfully damaging the water-fountain, being a public nuisance on the street and in a licensed venue, and attempting to ride two motorbikes without the owners' permission.
The police prosecution told the court officers began the hunt for Lucadou-Wells when witnesses reported a "drug-affected male with super-human strength just ripped a fountain from its steel bolts".
The court heard 15 minutes later at 4.30pm, Lucadou-Wells entered the Mooloolaba Pub pokies area and "shaped up" to the manager who repeatedly asked him to leave due to his behaviour, and because he appeared to be affected by a substance.
When Lucadou-Wells eventually left, he walked next door to the BWS and was again asked to leave.
Lucadou-Wells made it five minutes and as far as the car park before he tried to kickstart two motorbikes, damaging the tail-lights of one in the process.
His lawyer, Temeka Sue-Tin, told the court her client had no intention of stealing the vehicles, rather he wanted to "see what it was like".
The court heard the defendant then threw a helmet to the ground as people started to gather.
Lucadou-Wells pleaded guilty to further, separate offences he committed in the Maroochydore Safe Night Precinct on New Year's Eve, while he was banned from the area.
The court heard members of the public reported he had harassed them on Ocean St, and police soon spotted him enter the Piano Bar where he downed a drink before he was kicked out.
He denied all actions when police caught up with him on the street, refused to give his identification and tried to bolt.
The court heard Lucadou-Wells had a 21-page criminal history in New South Wales and had recently relocated to Queensland to live with his family.
For the December 2 offences, he was sentenced to two-months' jail wholly suspended for 18 months, and concurrent six-month jail terms with immediate parole for the attempted unlawful uses of the motorbikes.
He was ordered to pay $300 restitution for the damage he had caused.
Lucadou-Wells was banned from the Mooloolaba and Maroochydore Safe Night Out Precincts for 12 months.
He was fined $850 for contravening his banning order and $700 for obstructing police by running away on December 31.