Man attacked, wife ordered to pay ransom on Gold Coast

A man has been released on parole after attacking a Gold Coast man who was on a walk to buy some milk and demanding his wife pay a ransom.

29/07/2021 4:28:00 PM

A man has been released on parole after attacking a Gold Coast man who was on a walk to buy some milk and demanding his wife pay a ransom. 9News

A man has been released on parole after attacking a Gold Coast man who was on a walk to buy some milk and demanding his wife pay a ransom.

When he stopped to help, Trent Kelly pulled out a fake firearm, held it to his head and demanded cash.READ MORE:(9News)Believing the gun was real, the victim handed over $10 and a gold chain before throwing his phone to the ground and running away.The court was told Kelly picked up the phone and told the woman he had shot and abducted her husband.

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"I've shot your husband. He has fainted but not dead. We have taken your husband with us. Give us $10,000. Come to Edwards Place," he said.The woman pleaded for her husband's life, saying she didn't have the money and was told to bring whatever she could.

Moments later, the woman saw her husband running towards their home and called police.Kelly was found in a nearby street and charged with robbery and extortion.He was today handed a three-year sentence with immediate parole. Read more: Nine News Australia »

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