Dine-and-dash suspect struck by car, evades police

Two males who dined and dashed after enjoying a meal Tuesday morning at Denny’s Restaurant managed to evade the law but not before one was struck by a car on Oliver Street while fleeing.

Two males who dined and dashed after enjoying a meal Tuesday morning at Denny’s Restaurant managed to evade the law but not before one was struck by a car on Oliver Street while fleeing.

The duo left their bill unpaid at the restaurant shortly after 11 a.m. Shortly thereafter RCMP members along with the detachment’s dog handler and dog were brought in to help trace the footloose freeloaders.

Conveniently, the RCMP dog handler, who is based in Williams Lake and services the detachment area as well as 100 Mile House, Alexis Creek and Anahim Lake, was training in the area at the time.

A perimeter was established and the RCMP dog searched the area for the potentially injured suspect.

“We set up that perimeter and the whole purpose of that is to try to trap them in that perimeter,” Sgt. Ken Brissard said. It was not to be, however. The trail ran out at the Williams Lake Inn. The suspects are described as a Caucasian male 19-20 years of age wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans; the second a First Nations male 19-20 years of age wearing a red top. Brissard says this type of crime is not unusual in that it occurs in the community once or twice a week. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.



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