THE GUN DEALER at the centre of the Heather du Plessis Allan firearms controversy has agreed to give evidence for the prosecution if the case goes to trial – and says he’s picking the broadcaster will be locked up for her ‘stupidity’.
Gun City owner David Tipple yesterday confirmed he had willingly been cooperating with police about the whole du Plessis Allan matter and would be giving evidence if she was eventually charged.
He believed on the strength of the evidence so far du Plessis Allan could very well be looking at a stint behind bars.
“I doubt very much in this case the courts are going to slap her over the hand with a wet bus ticket. They’ll make an example of her. I’m quite sure of that,” he said.
“The courts take a dim view of anyone who impersonates a police officer. It is a serious offence. I think they’ll take this very seriously.”
Du Plessis Allan is currently the focus of a police inquiry after using fake credentials and illegally assuming the identity of a police officer to purchase a firearm online in what she argued was an attempt to highlight a loophole in the mail order gun system.
This was despite there being no evidence of anyone ever purchasing a firearm illegitimately online. Read more »