Gambler Threatens Bombing - Tuesday 14th of March 2006

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the North Territory News: "A man who had gambled away $200,000 threatened to blow up Darwin's SkyCity casino by strapping a bomb to his body, a Darwin court heard yesterday.

"Mihad Kukuljevic, 67, told a croupier he was going to come back and bomb the casino after losing $200 on a roulette table in November last year.

"…The 67-year-old man pleaded guilty in Darwin Magistrates Court yesterday to one charge of threatening to burn or destroy a building.

"Defence lawyer Stuart O'Connell said Kukuljevic was a chronic gambler who had lost more than $200,000 at casinos during his lifetime.

"…Magistrate Dick Wallace said he had never seen someone charged with threatening to blow up a building before, and placed Kukuljevic on a two-year good behaviour bond…"

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