Clad only in red undies, a multi-coloured clown wig and sunglasses, Zye Allen is so intoxicated he is unable to unfold his pocket knife.  WATCH THE VIDEO
Clad only in red undies, a multi-coloured clown wig and sunglasses, Zye Allen is so intoxicated he is unable to unfold his pocket knife. WATCH THE VIDEO

WATCH! Teen brandishes knife in clown wig and red undies

A GOLD Coast teenager tried the most unusual disguise in a "drunken and amateurish" attempt at brandishing a knife and demanding cigarettes from a convenience store.

Clad only in red undies, a multi-coloured clown wig and sunglasses, Zye Allen is so intoxicated he in unable to unfold the pocket knife he is brandishing at the Kirra 7 Eleven worker.

CCTV footage shows other shoppers so clearly unaffected by Allen's behaviour they walk straight past him during the incident about 7.10am on Anzac Day morning last year.

Zye Allen, 18, brandished a knife and asked for cigarettes wearing only a clown wig, red underpants and sunglasses. Picture: Supplied
Zye Allen, 18, brandished a knife and asked for cigarettes wearing only a clown wig, red underpants and sunglasses. Picture: Supplied

A blood test found the 18-year-old had a blood alcohol reading of 0.24 - five times the legal driving limit.

Judge David Kent this afternoon placed Allen on probation for 18 months.

He had pleaded guilty in the Southport District Court to common assault, going armed to cause fear and two counts of entering a premises with intent.

Zye Allen, 18, played with his clown wig during the incident. Picture: Supplied
Zye Allen, 18, played with his clown wig during the incident. Picture: Supplied

The CCTV footage of the incident shows the nearly naked Allen ride up to the store and almost trip getting off his pushbike before entering the shop.

His brightly coloured clown wig is falling down over his eyes.

He then pulls out a knife and speaks to the cashier.

During the discussion Allen can be seen laughing, unsteady on his feet, pushing his wig out of his eyes and brandishing his knife.

Zye Allen, 18, looking at the CCTV camera during his demand for cigarettes. Picture: Supplied
Zye Allen, 18, looking at the CCTV camera during his demand for cigarettes. Picture: Supplied

It takes him more than a minute to realise he has not unfolded the blade. His attempts to handle the knife were clumsy and at one stage he bends over to inspect his foot.

He leaves without cigarettes and the store worker locks him out.

Crown prosecutor Matt Hynes described the incident as "drunken and amateurish".

"He had to be locked out of the store and so drunk he tapped on the window," he said.

Mr Hynes said Allen had told the store worker he would pay for the cigarettes at a later date.

Zye Allen, 18, brandishing the knife at the Kirra 7 Eleven on Anzac Day. Picture: Supplied
Zye Allen, 18, brandishing the knife at the Kirra 7 Eleven on Anzac Day. Picture: Supplied

The court was told police stopped Allen a short time later, still in his underwear and clown wig, and he fell off his bike.

Defence barrister Jason Buckland, instructed by Howden Saggers Lawyers, said Allen, who lives in the Tweed, was scheduled to go into drug and alcohol rehabilitation but the COVID-19 pandemic had prevented that.

He said Allen had a history of abuse of substances and had trouble focusing at school.

Allen had spent one day in the watch-house in April last year after the incident.

When he left he told the Bulletin he was "on goon" when he went to the convenience shop.

Originally published as WATCH: Teen brandishes knife in clown wig and red undies



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