Australian detained in Bali for allegedly assaulting security guard over lost mobile phone

A 19-year-old Australian citizen has been arrested by the Kuta Police in Bali after he allegedly assaulted a security guard at a fast food restaurant in Legian while looking for a lost mobile phone.

Kuta Police criminal investigation unit head First Insp. I Putu Ika Prabawa confirmed on Monday that the Australian man, identified as Whiting Zac William, had been brought to the Kuta Police headquarters early Friday morning.

“Two witnesses who were questioned claimed that the suspect was seen drinking [alcohol], but he wasn’t drunk. He was just upset by the situation in which his friend lost his phone near the area where the victim worked,” he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

According to the police, the incident started when the security guard, identified as Adni Junus Liu, saw William involved in a quarrel with an ojek (motorbike taxi) driver. Adni jumped into the fray and demanded both parties leave the area, but William said he was looking for his phone.

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