Port Alberni RCMP asking public for assistance in identifying urinating suspect

Port Alberni

2021-08-31 10:59 PDT

File # 2021-9151

The Port Alberni RCMP are looking to identify a suspect who urinated on the floor and counter of a local business after being refused service for refusing to wear a mask.

On Saturday August 28th just before 9p.m, the Port Alberni RCMP was called to a disturbance at a local restaurant on 3rd avenue. The complainant said that an unknown man had been in the restaurant and was causing a disturbance at the front counter by not wearing a mask.

Staff there got into a heated discussion with him and he was asked to leave. He became verbally aggressive and abusive. He left the restaurant only to return shortly there after, and urinated at the counter.

The suspect initially left the business, only to return shortly after. He pulled down his pants and began to urinate on the floor directly in front of the till, much to the shock and screams of staff and the customers stated BC RCMP Media Relations Officer sergeant Chris Manseau The Port Alberni RCMP are now releasing a photo of the suspect in hopes of identifying him.

male suspect in orange shirt
Larger photo of suspect

As of Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, masks must be worn in all indoor public spaces throughout B.C. to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 including restaurants, pubs and bars (unless seated).

For more information and latest medical updates on COVID-19, visit the BC Centre for Disease Control’s website: http://www.bccdc.ca

His actions are being investigated as an indecent act, as it appears that he willfully performed this act with the intent to insult or offend in a public place Manseau added.

Police urge anyone with information regarding this incident, or if you can identify this suspect to call the Port Alberni RCMP at (250) 723-2424

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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