Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones: Aussie arrested amid claims of drunk, naked rampage in Indonesia – PerthNow

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones: Aussie arrested amid claims of drunk, naked rampage in Indonesia - PerthNow

A young Aussie travelling abroad has woken up with more than just a hangover after allegedly going on a drunken naked rampage in a conservative part of Indonesia.

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones was detained by police in the Aceh province on the island of Simeulue, after his actions reportedly had an angry mob threatening to burn down his accommodation.

Mr Risby-Jones had reportedly been drinking from a vodka bottle before he stripped in his room at the Moon Beach Resort sometime after midnight on Thursday.

Police allege the 23-year-old, from Noosa in Queensland, left his room naked and assaulted a security officer who attempted to stop him.

Simeulue police chief Senior Commissioner Jatmiko told the Sydney Morning Herald that the security officer was allegedly hit in the neck and fell.

Bodhi Mani Risby-Jones was arrested in Indonesia. Picture: Facebook
Camera IconBodhi Risby-Jones allegedly went on a drunk, naked and violent rampage. Credit: Supplied

“He then went on to the street and disturbed passers-by,” Jatmiko alleged of Mr Risby-Jones.

Police also claim the young Aussie struck a passing motorcyclist and threw the motorcycle on the man as he fell into the gutter.

The police chief said the motorcyclist suffered a leg injury that required 50 stitches in hospital.

Jatmiko said onlookers were outraged at Mr Risby-Jones’ alleged behaviour and tried to set his accommodation alight.

“Luckily, local police and the village head managed to calm down the mob,” Jatmiko said.

Mr Risby-Jones, who was on a surfing holiday, is now facing charges under Article 351 of the Indonesian penal code and faces a maximum five years in prison if he is convicted of maltreatment resulting in serious physical injury.

He could also face charges under Islamic law, as the consumption and sale of alcohol is banned in Aceh.

Public canings are still in place in the area for morality offences, and people can be lashed for consuming alcohol.


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