Returning problematic customer arrested, found to be wanted on warrants

Photo by First Response Media.

In a strange case of a suspect returning to the scene of a crime, a Quebec man ended up arrested, charged, and found to have at least two outstanding warrants in two different Ontario cities.

The accused man first entered a coffee shop on John Counter Boulevard on Friday, Jul. 13, 2018. The man became irate when he was told he was unable to purchase something using a gift card number without the physical card present. When asked to leave, the accused man kicked a sign and damaged a door. The man fled prior to police arriving and was not identified.

Over four months later, the same man returned to the coffee shop at approximately 5:30 a.m., and drew attention to himself when he was rude to other customers. The accused man was asked to leave and he refused, at which point a staff member recognized the man from the incident in July and contacted police.

When the accused man was identified, he was found to be wanted in Thunder Bay for breach of probation, and in Guelph for failing to attend court and assault. The 40-year-old man from Gaspe, Que. Was arrested and charged with mischief, breach of recognizance, and breach of probation.

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