A highly agitated man fuming about the cost of his vehicle impound tried to grab a policeman's gun and bit another officer inside a police station.
Thankfully for the officers, Abdul Rahaman Albulushi was unable to remove the weapon from its holster during the incident at the Myrtleford station on April 29.
The 39-year-old's attack stemmed from two road rage incidents close to his home at Barwidgee.
A water truck drove past his property on the Myrtleford-Yackandandah Road and Albulushi chased it in his Suzuki Swift.
When it slowed for a school zone, he overtook the truck, slammed on his brakes and swore at the driver.
He remonstrated with a passerby before driving off and again slamming on his brakes.
The incident was caught on the truck's dash cam.
The 39-year-old targeted the same truck and driver on March 14, by driving the Suzuki towards the truck, overtaking on a continuous line on a crest in the road, and slamming the brakes on multiple times.
The truck driver had to brake to avoid a crash.
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Albulushi chased the truck again, overtook on an unbroken line on a bend, stopped on the road and swore at the truck driver.
Two other vehicles had to take evasive action.
The 39-year-old turned around, drove on the wrong side of the road straight at the truck, and swerved at the last second.
The car was impounded and Albulushi become highly irate on April 29 when he was told it would cost $2300 to retrieve.
He went to the station and started filming police, who tried to arrest him amid mental health concerns, and he lunged for an officer's gun.
He bit a sergeant's wrist and latched on, and wrestled with three officers on the ground as a member of the public witnessed the attack.
Albulushi was subdued with capsicum spray and arrested, before being hospitalised under police guard.
The sergeant is still awaiting blood test results.
The 39-year-old was last week jailed for three months by magistrate John Murphy, which will be followed by a 12-month community corrections order.
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