An Australian man, Daniel Thomas, 36 was sentenced to 11 and half years in prison for his role in a fake drug bust.
Daniel and his friend dressed as officers and walked into an unlocked home in Melbourne, demanding drugs.
Thomas along with his accomplice stormed in the house and started shouting, “This is a police raid. Get on the floor face down. Where are your drugs?”
The two men in the house gave marijuana and crystal methamphetamine to Thomas and his accomplice, but Thomas believed they had more to offer. So they took matters into their own hands and beat one of the victims with a hammer until he passed out.
“We’ve killed your mate. Now tell us where the drugs are,” Thomas yelled at the man in an attempt to elicit more information from him. In the search for more drugs, Thomas hit the other victim in the head with a hammer
After Thomas and his friend had left, police officers arrived; the scene was covered in blood at the time, and police took photographs and followed the same procedure as if a murder attempt had occurred.
Both victims have suffered life-long complications and are unable to work as a result of the incident.
Thomas and his friend were sentenced to 11 and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to to aggravated burglary and a number of other charges.