We’ve all had that housemate: the one who’s never adjusted to the fact that their mother isn’t there to clean up after them. It’s still not a good idea to go Jackie Chan on them.
On 2 August 2017 a 32 year old man from Portland, Australia, locked a housemate out of their dwelling. When the housemate arrived home at 3:30am, the offender began to berate them over uncompleted chores, finally pushing them onto a bed and slapping them. He was charged with recklessly causing injury (Crimes Act 1958 (Vic.), §18):
A person who, without lawful excuse, … recklessly causes injury to another person is guilty of an indictable offence. Penalty: … If the injury was caused recklessly—level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).
The offender pleaded guilty in Portland Magistrates Court. Toose M fined him $1,000.00.
Police v King (2018) Portland Observer & Guardian, 2 May 2018, p.5.