I think we speak for everyone when we say: WTAF.
Sydney police appear to have foiled an insidious plot to injure members of the LGBTQ community.
According to a press release from NSW Police Media, a man’s been charged after allegedly trying to fill a lubricant dispenser inside a gay and bisexual nightclub in Sydney’s north with motherflippin’ hydrochloric acid.
We obviously don’t need to spell out this sadistic booby trap’s alleged endgame, but The Age have kindly pointed out that HCI is “a clear, pungent chemical that is corrosive to the eyes, skin, and mucous membrane [that can] cause burns to the skin depending on how concentrated it is”.
And, ya know, we all know what lube is used for.
Luckily, police were able to intervene before anybody was injured.
But possibly the scariest thing about this whole situation is the story of how they were alerted to the incident in the first place. Security at Aarows club in Rydalmere were notified about the alleged tampering by an alarm that had been installed on the dispenser. And said alarm had been installed because – well – this ain’t the first time that something like this has happened.
Police have arrested a 62-year-old man in relation to the crime.
He’s been charged with administering poison with the intent to injure/cause distress/pain – plus a raft of other offences – and has been released on conditional bail to face Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday, 20th of September.
*BYO’s own lube forever*