10 Sep 2010

Police warn about picking up hitchhikers

3:16 pm on 10 September 2010

Police in Gisborne are warning motorists about the danger involved in picking up hitchhikers.

A 21-year-old man was arrested late on Thursday night after a woman told police he had threatened her with a knife.

The woman told police she stopped her car near the A & P showgrounds at about 10.30pm to pick up four hitchhikers.

When she told them she could not take them to Tauranga, she said, one of the four produced a knife.

The arrested man will appear in the Gisborne District Court on Friday charged with assault with a weapon.