New Westminster – At approximately 8:00 pm on January 6th a group of three diners were leaving a pizza restaurant in the Queensborough neighbourhood. Having not paid their bill, they were confronted by the restaurant owner about payment. One of the diners allegedly produced a stun gun, sparked it, and asked the restaurant owner if he wanted to die over a $200 bill. This prompted staff to call 9-1-1 and New Westminster Police Department patrol officers searched the area for the three individuals.
Later that evening New Westminster Police Department constables were called to a residence because two people were refusing to leave another man’s home. Upon arriving to the residence officers saw the trio at this home matched the descriptions of the people at the restaurant earlier that evening. One man was arrested and a Report to Crown Counsel has been submitted recommending the following charges
One count of Assault with a weapon contrary to section 267(a) of the criminal code of Canada and
One count of Uttering Threats contrary to section 264.1(1) of the criminal code of Canada.
“This kind of intimidating behaviour is not tolerated in New Westminster,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “The restaurant staff did the right thing by not taking matters into their own hands and calling 9-1-1.”
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar