Two people have been charged with blinding an e-scooter rider with a thrown potato.
Two young men have been charged with shooting potatoes at people on e-scooters, which caused one person to go blind in one eye. They have been brought to court.
Trent Phillip Green, 19, and Brandon John Nutu Micicoi, 20, are both charged with a number of crimes related to the alleged attack near Mettams Pool in Trigg, north of Perth, at 9:30 a.m. on May 20. One of the charges is causing grievous bodily harm.
On West Coast Drive, a car is said to have shot or thrown potatoes at people.
Police say a 28-year-old man broke his arm and hurt his face so badly that his eye had to be taken out.
Green and Micicoi were in Perth Magistrates Court for a short time on Friday, but they did not say anything.
They were arrested this week after police looked into the situation and asked the public for help.
This week, Inspector Brett Baddock said that police would say that the “dangerous act” was planned but not aimed at a specific person.
“It seems like the people who did this thought it would be funny to throw potatoes at people who were just going about their own business and enjoying our coastal strip,” he said.
“This so-called fun turned out to be a tragedy, and the person who was hurt lost an eye.”
Mr. Green is charged with grievous bodily harm and acts likely to endanger the life, health, or safety of any person. He is also charged with having a banned weapon.
Micicoi has also been charged with three counts of common assault and one count of acts likely to endanger the life, health, or safety of any person.
The matter will be taken up again on November 17.