IN THE corner of an old-fashioned antique store, aptly named "Old Codger's Antiques" sits a man with more tales to tell than the iconic ornaments lining the shelves.
The shop sits beside the Pacific Highway in a New South Wales country town called Ulmarra, which is aboriginal for "bend in the river."
The man's name is Ron Wheatley but he goes by "Sluggo" and as he hears the bell ring in the doorway, he rises from his chair in the corner, ready to greet another visitor to his shop.
When asked the simple question "Is this your shop?" there's no simple answer given, instead his entire past is unravelled in just one sentence; "Nah, I rent it off a bloke. I used to be an undercover cop in Sydney...I almost had to kill a guy once."
He said this without batting an eye-lid, like he was commenting on the weather of the day.
Through further prompting the 78-year-old launches into tales of his former life, full of debauchery and corruption, which he explained was just very common of those times.
Some of his tales we've had to cut for the safety of those mentioned, but you can watch the video above to listen to some of Sluggo's history.