'Corn-cutter' arrested for cussing

A MAN who was arrested for offensive language in Lismore on Sunday told police he used a 12cm knife he was carrying to cut the corns off his feet.

Police patrolling Woodlark St at 9.15am on December 30, spotted a 49-year-old Lismore man who they allege had attracted a crowd by screaming out repeated obscenities.

When officers tried to speak to the man he continued to walk away while yelling derogatory names toward police.

He was arrested, searched and found carrying three resealable bags of cannabis and a folding knife with a 12cm blade.

The man was taken to Lismore Police station where his identification was confirmed.

Police said he refused to comment about the cannabis, but stated that the knife was used for cutting the corns of his feet.

He was charged with offensive language, possessing a prohibited drug and carrying a cutting weapon.

Following the incident police issued a reminder that using offensive language in a public place is an offence and can result in infringements or court appearances.



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