Pantless bodybuilder tells cops he’s ‘Superman’ and threatens to kill innocent people before assaulting six officers – as he learns his fate in court
- Rhys Evans, 32, sentenced to maximum of 18 months jail, with a minimum of 10
- Faced charges of assaulting police, avoiding arrest after September rampage
- Begged for help, claimed he was ‘Superman’, threatened to kill police officers
- Assaulted six officers at Cremorne before being tasered and capsicum sprayed
- Also faced serious driving offences from dangerous driving spree in October
- Evans drove Range Rover on the wrong side of the freeway, collided with cars
- After wild 45 minute chase he was stopped, tasered and restrained by 8 officers
- Evans pleaded guilty to all charges and admitted a 13 year history of drug abuse
A Sydney bodybuilder who went on a drug-fuelled violent rampage while wearing no trousers after yelling that he was really ‘Superman’, then lead police on an insane 45 minute car chase, has been jailed.
Rhys Evans, 32, was jailed for 18 months – with a minimum period without parole of 10 months – after pleading guilty to several offences including assault, resisting arrest, failing to stop during a police pursuit and reckless driving.
The charges related to two rampages, the first on September 3 when he was apprehended acting erratically on Spofforth Street, Cremorne.
Not-so-super, man: gym nut Rhys Evans (pictured), 32, was sentenced to 18 months jail after two drug-fuelled rampages that included assaulting police, driving on the wrong side of the freeway and being tasered and pepper sprayed six times
One charge Rhys Evans faced and plead guilty to was using his luxury Range Rover (pictured) as an offensive weapon. he eventually crashed in Chatswood
Evans approached strangers and asked for help while carrying his trousers, and when police attempted to detain him for his own and public safety, he became aggressive and violent.
He shouted ‘I am Superman and I will kill you’ at officers and was involved in one officer falling down stairs to a concrete path, the Daily Telegraph reported.
Five other officers restrained him, after tasering him twice and using capsicum spray three times.
The second incident occurred on October 30, when Evans was driving his luxury Range Rover erratically on the Warringah Freeway around 5am.
Police gave chase but with Evans driving on the wrong side of the freeway they called off that pursuit due to safety concerns.
He was stopped around 5.45am after colliding with several parked cars and the footpath at at the intersection of Centennial Ave and Jenkins St, Chatswood.
Again Evans was tasered and this time it took eight officers to subdue him.
In the chase Evans used his vehicle as a weapon to avoid arrest, resulting in a charge of using an offensive weapon to avoid arrest.
In Manly Local Court, Evan’s laywer told Magistrate Bruce Williams that her client’s life had spiralled downwards due to long-term mental health and drug issues.
What goes up: Rhys Evans life had spiralled downwards due to long-term mental health and drug abuse issues, his solicitor told Manly Local Court before he was sentenced
‘It came undone last year,’ Evans’ solicitor Carrie Nicol said.
He was reported as heavily drug-affected in both incidents.
Mr Williams said: ‘Assaulting police officers is serious … all they were trying to do is protect the public … and were hurt as a result.’
As well as being jailed, Evans lost his driving licence for two years.