Dave Hughes reveals he was 'mugged' in bizarre attack: 'Big man'

The comedian described the attacker as a 'meth head'.

The Masked Singer's Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes has revealed he was nearly mugged as he was picking up dinner in Melbourne on Tuesday night.

The 52-year-old radio host told fellow comedian and fill-in host Kate Langbroek on 2DAY FM’s Hughesy, Ed & Erin on Wednesday morning that he had ridden his electric bike to a takeaway shop near his home to order dinner for his family.

Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes
Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes revealed he was almost mugged on Tuesday evening. Photo: 2DAY FM

Upon arriving he realised the store he wanted to buy food from was closed, and he got out his phone to call his wife when it was suddenly snatched out of his hand.

“I’m on the bike and I put my phone up to my ear and then all of a sudden someone grabs my phone out of my hand, just grabbed it, yes, stole my phone,” he recalled.

“I look and it’s a man, a big man, and he is off his nut. I’m gonna say he’s a meth head, you know what I'm talking about.”


Describing his attacker as “crazy” and “obviously on drugs”, Hughesy went on to say that the man walked away while trying to speak into the phone.

“I hadn’t actually had a chance to make the call yet,” he explained. “He tries to talk into the phone and he goes, ‘You weren’t even talking to anyone’. Like it was my fault, like I was pretending to make a phone call.”

Dave 'Hughesy' Hughes and Kate Langbroek.
Hughesy described the attacker as a 'meth head'. Photos: 2DAY FM

The comedian said he had “no intention” of chasing the man down on his bike and instead yelled out: "Give me my phone back!"

“And then he just throws the phone on the ground,” he revealed. “And then he just staggered off and basically attacked a car.”


Kate then criticised Hughesy for not calling the police after the alarming incident.

“Old Cracky McCrankenstein is going to grab something off someone else,” she said. “I know that we’re all like, that’s sort of how it rolls, but when you start accepting dysfunction like that, then dysfunction will rule.”

With NCA Newswire

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