Rioting broke out this weekend late Saturday outside of Puckpool Gardens in Ryde. The riot began with local youths who are believed to have over indulged at the Puckpool Tea Garden after a long afternoon of mini-golf and Pétanque.
The two Ryde youths now in custody, Jason Youngs and Karl Fettling, both 17, have no prior convictions and are believed to be good students. Youngs and Fettling thought they would end their day with a bit of tomfoolery by rocking a parked police car.
Tom and Ben Harder who farm near Yaverland were in for the visiting for the day at the Gardens noticed the youths struggling to rock the car and immediately volunteered to assist the young gentlemen in overturning the cruiser.
Tom Harder explained "That's just the way we are where we come from, a man's got to help another man in need, it's the Yaverland way."
Once the car was overturned Jason and Karl celebrated the accomplishment by picking up a rocks and throwing them at nearby buildings causing no apparent damage.
Ben Harder, who played competitive cricket at quite a high level in his youth, seeing the weak efforts of the well- meaning teenagers, picked up a fist sized stone and immediately hurled it with great force and accuracy through the window of a nearby bicycle shop to show the young boys how it was done causing great amounts of broken glass and setting off the security alarm.