Pregnant mum attacked three women at Dalby shops
REVENGE is a dish best served cold, except for in the case of Amber Rose Cubby, who appeared before Dalby Magistrates Court for attempting to give payback after an ongoing “family feud”.
Police prosecutor senior constable Jodie Tahana told the court that at 1pm on May 1, a witness observed Cubby in a violent and threatening manner at the Dalby Shoppingworld carpark.
In a statement to police, the victim said she was at the shops and came out to her car when the defendant approached her, striking her with a closed fist to the head.
The defendant attended Dalby police station and admitted to her actions.
The court also heard at 6.30pm on June 7 the defendant was at Foodworks in Dalby when she approached a woman and her daughter.
The trio became involved in a verbal argument that turned physical when Cubby said “f--k you”, and referred to the woman’s daughter as a “cheeky little c--t”.
A witness told police the women began grabbing each other’s hair and punching each other until the manager intervened.
Cubby made admissions to police shortly after, and said she had been involved in a “family feud” with the people involved in the scuffle.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service defence lawyer Michael McElhinney told the court his client, who is now four months pregnant, became involved in the feud over Facebook.
Mr McElhinney said his client doesn’t use social media, but was told by friends that the victims had been calling her names over Facebook, and swearing at her children on social media.
Mr McElhinney said his client believed the feuding started when Cubby broke up a fight between two women, and people from other families became angry at her.
Magistrates Tracy Mossop told Cubby two wrongs didn’t make a right.
“It’s not for you to go around issuing your own retribution,” she said.
“You let these people taint you.”
Cubby pleaded guilty to two counts of commit public nuisance.
She was sentenced to a six month good behaviour recognisance to the sum of $350, and fined a further $350.
No convictions were recorded.