ON January 6, at approximately 8 p.m., a group of three diners were leaving a pizza restaurant in New Westminster’s Queensborough neighbourhood without paying their bill. When they were confronted by the restaurant owner about payment, one of the diners allegedly produced a stun gun, sparked it, and asked him if he wanted to die over a $200 bill. This prompted the staff to call 9-1-1 and New Westminster Police Department patrol officers searched the area for the three individuals.
Later that evening, NWPD constables were called to a residence because two people were refusing to leave another man’s home. The officers saw that the trio at this home matched the descriptions of the people at the restaurant earlier that evening. One man was arrested and a report to Crown Counsel has been submitted recommending the following charges:
* One count of assault with a weapon, and
* One count of uttering threats
“This kind of intimidating behaviour is not tolerated in New Westminster,” said Sgt. Sanjay Kumar. “The restaurant staff did the right thing by not taking matters into their own hands and calling 9-1-1.”