Taxi driver bear sprayed early Saturday

Early Saturday just after midnight the Williams Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a taxi cab driver being bear sprayed.

  • Dec. 17, 2012 6:00 a.m.

Early Saturday morning on Dec. 15, just after midnight the Williams Lake RCMP responded to a complaint of a taxi cab driver being bear sprayed.

Upon arrival in the 100 block of Yorston Street the RCMP learned the cab had stopped to pick up a fare. Two female passengers were in the cab when a group of four or five native males approached the taxi cab driver’s door and sprayed the driver and two occupants with bear spray for no apparent reason. Immediate patrols located four suspects, who were arrested after a short foot pursuit with the police.

A machete along with another martial arts type weapon was seized. Physical injuries to the victims were limited to the effects of the bear spray only.

The suspects are known to the police and the investigation is continuing. If any one has information regarding this crime, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211; or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477, if you wish to remain anonymous.