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Police allege they received received dozens of highly abusive and threatening phone calls from an intoxicated 51-year-old Lismore man on Saturday evening.

He also made threats to bash a person known to him with a baseball bat.

In the final call he said he was going to set fire to his car to prove that police should take him seriously.

Moments later police were advised that the 51-year-old was pouring petrol around his car on Uralba Street.

When he saw police he used a large amount of offensive language.

The 51-year-old was placed under arrest and charged with “Use carriage service to menace/harass/offend” and “Offensive Language.” He was detained until he sobered up and will face Lismore Local Court in March.


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