One week before Oliver Scales-Copeland was arrested for allegedly stabbing two police officers in broad daylight at Toronto, he attracted the attention of the law in a beachside Sydney suburb for blocking traffic so he could stand on the street and soak up the sun's rays.
And only a day before that - according to court documents - he had been the recipient of $300,000 worth of inheritance.
The 25-year-old has been charged with two counts of wound with intent to resist arrest, destroy/damage property and common assault over the confrontation at Lake Macquarie on October 6, as well as breach of bail for previous drug-related offences.
All charges were mentioned in Toronto local court on Tuesday.
According to a statement of police facts tendered to the court, officers were called to St Thomas Street in Bronte at about 11.20am on September 29 after reports that a half naked man had parked a car in the middle of the road and was blocking traffic.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Mr Scales-Copeland wearing nothing but "oversized pants that were only being held up by what appeared to be a shoe string through the belt loops".
The officers approached the 25-year-old, who immediately said to them: "I will pay the fine".
The police statement of facts said Mr Scales-Copeland appeared to be moderately affected by an illicit drug and a check revealed he had failed to report to police as part of previous bail conditions two days earlier.
The police facts said that when asked why he had parked the car and was standing in the middle of the road, Mr Scales-Copeland told the officers: "I saw some sunlight and I needed some vitamin D".
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Police allegedly then found 0.93g of green vegetable matter in a bag in the back seat of the car, believed to be cannabis.
After speaking for himself in an unsuccessful bail application at Newcastle courthouse Sunday, solicitor Sherleen Chand represented Mr Scales-Copeland when his charges were mentioned in Toronto local court on Tuesday, where the matter was adjourned to December 3.
He did not apply for bail and it was formally refused.
The prosecution asked for an eight week adjournment for the Department of Public Prosecutions to prepare a brief of evidence, rather than the usual six weeks because there was "a lot of CCTV and a lot of witnesses" from the alleged stabbings at Toronto on Sunday.
Magistrate Michael Morahan described the wounding charge as "serious". He also ordered a psychiatric assessment be performed on Mr Scales-Copeland.
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