Richmond RCMP seek dash cam footage in road rage incident involving bear spray

RICHMOND RCMP are seeking dash cam footage for an alleged assault with a weapon during a road rage incident.

At approximately 7:06 p.m. on December 27, Richmond RCMP frontline officers attended the 6600-block of Steveston Highway for an alleged assault with a weapon resulting from a road rage incident.

According to the victim, a black Hyundai sedan was driving closely behind him through the Massey Tunnel and both vehicles exited Highway 99 on the Steveston Highway off-ramp. The victim said the two then proceeded westbound on Steveston Highway.

As they proceeded westbound, the other driver was allegedly swerving between lanes behind the victim, and continued to do so until just past No. 4 Road when he allegedly pulled in front and cut the victim off.

The victim stated at this point that both he and the other driver stopped and exited their vehicles, which is when the driver of the Hyundai allegedly sprayed the victim with bear spray.

The victim stated the suspect driver then returned to his vehicle and drove off westbound on Steveston Highway.

The suspect driver is described as:

  • South Asian male
  • Wearing black or dark clothing

The victim was driving a gray 4-door Tesla.

Richmond RCMP are seeking dash cam footage from 6:40 p.m. through 7:15 p.m. in the following areas:

  • Northbound Highway 99 from the Highway 17 on-ramp to the 99 through the Steveston Highway off-ramp from Highway 99
  • Steveston Highway off-ramp from Highway 99 to between No. 3 Road and Gilbert Road

“This is a typically a busy stretch of road around 7 p.m. on a weekday,” said Cpl. Adriana O’Malley, Richmond RCMP Media Relations Officer, on Monday. “We are asking anyone who was in that area around that time to review their dash cam footage or if you witnessed the incident to contact us.”

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2022-35742.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at www.solvecrime.ca.

 

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