Brekky Wrap: Police Called In After 'Creepy' Note Left On Woman's Car
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A Queensland woman has called out a "creepy" person who left a sick note on her car asking to buy her panties. Tess Scorrar had been walking at Brisbane's Nudgee Beach on Sunday before returning to find a note wedged under her windscreen wiper. "Hello, I think your [sic] very attractive!" it read before asking asked whether she would take cash for her underwear. "I'll meet you on the side of the road back to town. Just pull over. I'll find you." Scorrar has since reported the note to police. She has vowed to never return to the popular beach and is calling on anyone who frequents the area to be on the look-out for the "creepy as hell" individual. Queensland Police confirmed to 10 daily that an investigation is underway.
Prosecutors in Texas will be seeking the death penalty for the gunman accused of opening fire at a Walmart store in El Paso killing 20 people and injuring dozens more. The mass shooting is being treated as a case of domestic terrorism. "We're going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice," U.S. Attorney for the western district of Texas John Bash said.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed one of the nine victims of a second mass shooting in Ohio, was the sister of the suspected shooter. Nine people were killed, 27 others were injured when the gunman opened fire outside a popular bar in Dayton. Police said he was shot dead less than a minute after he opened fire early Sunday morning. There have been more than 250 mass shootings in the U.S. this year.
Back home, a mother from Bendigo has become the first Victorian to use the state’s Voluntary Assisted Dying laws. Kerry Robertson, 61, died at a nursing home on July 15 after battling breast cancer for almost a decade. “It was a beautiful, positive experience," her daughters, Jacqui Hicks and Nicole Robertson, told Go Gentle Australia. "It was the empowered death that she wanted.”
The federal government is considering buying millions of barrels of oil from America’s fuel reserve in a bid to shore up domestic supply. Currently, Australia only has enough petrol and crude oil to last 28 days, well below the 90-day target. "Access through a contractual arrangement would greatly boost our stocks and flexibility of supply," Energy Minister Angus Taylor told the Sydney Morning Herald.
A teenager is facing attempted murder charges, accused of throwing a six-year-old boy from the 10th floor of the Tate Modern art gallery in London.The boy is fighting for life in hospital, while the 17-year-old accused, who isn’t believed to be known to the victim, was arrested at the scene.
Queensland tradies under the age of 21 will soon have their apprenticeships paid for in nearly 140 high-demand jobs. The state government's $32 million plan is expected to encourage businesses to employ more trainees, reports the Courier Mail.
A French inventor has successfully crossed the English Channel on a jet-powered hoverboard. Escorted by three helicopters, Franky Zapata completed the crossing in 22 minutes, reaching speeds of up to 177km/h. It was the former jetski champion's second attempt.
In sport, Australia is in the box seat after day four of the first Ashes test, thanks to centuries from Steve Smith and Matthew Wade. The Aussies declared at 7 for 487, with England to resume at none for 13, needing 384 runs on the final day to win.
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