RCMP looking to identify suspect who urinated on the counter at Port Alberni Dairy Queen

RCMP looking to identify suspect who urinated on the counter at Port Alberni Dairy Queen

Port Alberni RCMP is hoping to identify a suspect who urinated on the floor and counter of a local Dairy Queen after being refused service after he refused to wear a mask.

The incident occurred on Saturday, Aug. 28 just before 9 p.m. when RCMP was called to the Dairy Queen — located on 3rd Avenue — for a disturbance.

The complaint that police received was that an unknown man had been in the restaurant and caused a disturbance at the front counter while he wasn’t wearing a mask.

Witnesses told police that staff refused the man service and got into a heated discussion with the man before asking him to leave the restaurant.

The man was described as being verbally aggressive and abusive before leaving the restaurant for a brief moment. Police say he then returned shortly after leaving and urinated on the counter.

The suspect initially left the business, only to return shortly after. He pulled down his pants and began to urinate on the floor directly in front of the till much to the shock and screams of staff and the customers, stated BC RCMP Media Relations Officer sergeant Chris Manseau. The Port Alberni RCMP is now releasing a photo of the suspect in hopes of identifying him.

Police remind the public that masks are to be worn in all indoor public spaces in B.C. as of Wednesday, August 25, in an effort to help slow the transmission of COVID-19.

His actions are being investigated as an indecent act, as it appears that he willfully performed this act with the intent to insult or offend in a public place, Manseau added.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is being asked to contact Port Alberni RCMP at (250) 723-2424.

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