Kingston Police report arrest following ‘unprovoked attack’ at drive-thru

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A 43-year-old from Kingston is facing a list of charges after they became aggressive and violent towards another person in line at a west-end drive-thru.

According to a press release from police, at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, officers responded to a call regarding in a disturbance “in the area of Cataraqui Woods Drive and Gardiners Road.” Responding officers were informed that, while waiting in a car in the lineup for a local drive-thru restaurant service, the accused individual, who was on foot, approached the first victim in their car. While holding a stick, the accused walked to the driver’s side of the vehicle and yell obscenities at the victim. Police also learned that the accused person then struck the first victim’s vehicle several times with the stick, and then proceeded to remove the valve stem cap from one of the tires on the vehicle, letting out the air.

Another person waiting in line at the drive-thru tried to verbally intervene, however, the accused then turned their aggression on this person – the second victim – striking them with the stick before turning to strike the second victim’s vehicle with the stick, as well, police said. The aggressor then left on foot, travelling southbound on Gardiners Road.

According to Kingston Police, officers located the accused person, who attempted to evade police by running into a nearby store.

“Police gave chase and arrested the accused inside the store. The accused actively resisted arrest as police attempted to take them into custody,” police said.

As a result, Phillip Sheppard of Kingston was charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Mischief under $5,000
  • Causing a disturbance
  • Resisting a peace officer

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