Australian teenager on a 'toolies' trip to Bali offers Burger King security guard a 'peace deal'

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Australian teenager on a ‘toolies’ trip to Bali offers security guard a ‘peace deal’ after allegedly bashing him over a missing phone – but he refuses

  • Zac Whiting was locked up in a Bali jail after allegedly punching a security guard
  • The 18-year-old cabinet maker said he is sorry for his actions on the toolies trip
  • Whiting could avoid almost three years in jail if the victim takes a peace offering

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A Burger King security guard who was allegedly punched in the face twice by an Australian teenager on a ‘toolies’ trip to Bali has so far refused to accept a ‘peace deal’.

Sunshine Coast cabinet maker Zac Whiting, 18, was locked up in a Bali holding cell after allegedly assaulting guard Adni Junus Liu outside a Burger King in Kuta on Friday morning.

The alleged crime[1] carries a maximum sentence of two years and eight months unless an agreement is made.

Zac Whiting was locked in a Bali holding cell after allegedly punching a security guard

Mr Junus Liu’s lawyer Sienny Karmana said his client was considering the offer, but had not yet accepted, reported The Courier Mail[2].

‘The victim is still thinking about the negotiations [and discussing] with his family the compensation amount. He will sign an agreement once he is happy with the compensation amount,’ he said. 

Whiting has not seen Mr Junus Liu or written a letter of apology but he expressed remorse through his lawyers.

Mr Karmana acknowledged Whiting was very apologetic over his actions.  

He shielded his face as he was led through the police station in Bali

Australian teenager on a 'toolies' trip to Bali offers Burger King security guard a 'peace deal'

Adni Junus Liu was allegedly punched in the face by Whiting

‘Zac is young and has made a silly mistake.’

A remorseful Whiting, who is on his first trip overseas, broke his silence to say he’s embarrassed and ashamed of his actions.

‘I have let everybody down,’ he told security consultant John McLeod.

Whiting was on a ‘toolies’ trip to Bali when the alleged assault occurred. 

Toolies is the term given to a person who attends Schoolies week celebrations despite not being a school-leaver. 

Australian teenager on a 'toolies' trip to Bali offers Burger King security guard a 'peace deal'

Zac Whiting is being detained in a Kuta police station after he allegedly assaulted the security guard outside the Kuta Burger King

It’s understood someone in Mr Whiting’s group of friends was demanding to see the fast food chain’s security vision in relation to their missing mobile. 

Mr Junus Liu told Seven News[3] on the weekend he was outside the Burger King when Whiting and his friends approached him. 

‘They challenged me to a fight. I didn’t give any response.

I just tried to push them out. I tried to talk to them politely. I ask them to forgive me,’ he alleged.

He said the group returned a short time later and allegedly set upon him.   

‘One of them had pushed me.

I tried to control myself.

I ask them to forgive me,’ he said. 

Australian teenager on a 'toolies' trip to Bali offers Burger King security guard a 'peace deal'

Zac Whiting, 18, faces almost three years jail in Bali after allegedly assaulting a security guard outside a fast food restaurant over a lost mobile phone

Australian teenager on a 'toolies' trip to Bali offers Burger King security guard a 'peace deal'

CCTV footage from outside the Bali Burger King shows a group of young men before a scuffle which lead to the alleged assault of the security guard

Whiting reportedly ran off after the alleged attack but his friends remained at the scene and he was later arrested at his hotel, according to 7 News[4]

Mr Liu suffered a severe gash above his eye and had to receive stitches. 

Kuta police chief Teuku Ricki Fadliansh told the The Courier Mail[5] Whiting told them he wasn’t drunk at the time but was ‘angry’ about the mobile phone. 

‘The suspect and his friend asked the victim to be responsible for the loss of the cell phone.

The suspect then hit the victim’s face,’ Mr Fadliansh said.  

Whiting’s lawyers wouldn’t say how much compensation he was offered, 9 News reported.

Whiting’s uncle and cousin have reportedly flown to Bali.

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References

  1. ^ crime (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ The Courier Mail (www.couriermail.com.au)
  3. ^ Seven News (7news.com.au)
  4. ^ 7 News (twitter.com)
  5. ^ The Courier Mail (www.couriermail.com.au)

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