Martin is lucky, this guy is dead

Martin Devlin was lucky he only got arrested and charged for his little bonnet jumping incident. This guy wasn’t so lucky:

The man who jumped on the bonnet of a car in an attempt to stop illegal rubbish dumping died today, Waikato Police said.

Warren Deane, 41, confronted a man trying to dump rubbish on vacant land in Hamilton, and ended up grabbing on to the bonnet of the offending man’s car.

The car reportedly travelled with Mr Deane still on the bonnet, until he fell and rolled away from the vehicle.

Mr Deane died today a little less than a week after entering hospital. Police said a post-mortem will be held Wednesday, and the coroner will determine the cause of death.

Do you want:

  • ad-free access?
  • access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • access to Incite Politics magazine articles?

Silver subscriptions and above go in the draw to win a $500 prize to be drawn at the end of March.

Not yet one of our awesome subscribers? Click Here and join us.

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.