The familiar sound of smashing glass was all it took for a couple of off-duty police officers to spring into action.
According to a BC RCMP press release, two off-duty officers just happened to be in the area of Granville Street and Thunderbird Way in Port Hardy at around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.
That’s when, the release states, the two officers heard the sound of a window being smashed coming from a nearby church.
The two officers “quickly” sprang into action and located a man in the area of the broken window, and identified themselves as police.
Eventually, an on-duty officer arrived on scene and arrested the man, who was cooperative and transported him to cells.
“Incidents such as this highlight that police are on duty 24/7 trying to keep the community they live and work in safe,” Const. Julie Miller, media relations officer for the Port Hardy RCMP, said in a press release.
Police say the man will be likely be released without charges pending further investigation after initial information revealed he was merely attempting to access a free food pantry inside the church.