'Speak English in Canada,' woman rants at Asian staff in Burnaby drug store
A woman’s tirade against staff at a Burnaby Shoppers Drug Mart on Monday — captured on video and being shared widely on social media — has been labelled rude and racist by the man who filmed it. In the video , posted on Facebook by Allen Tseng, a white woman is seen berating the Asian staff for “speaking Chinese” in front of her. The unidentified woman calls one staff member “rude as f–k” for not speaking English. “Speak English in Canada,” she says while pointing her finger at a customer service agent. “You’re rude, you are rude. Go somewhere else.” The woman continues her profane rant against three employees while a young boy looks on beside her.
The man accused of killing three-year-old Hunter Straight-Smith was caught after a liquor theft was reported in Garden City, say police and a store owner who called 911 after the theft.
"I saw him coming out of the Liquor Mart with four bottles of vodka in his pockets," said Rick Boily, who didn't suspect the man walking towards him was wanted for more than stealing liquor.
"I just stood there looking at him and then he threatened to stab me in the heart."
Dan Jensen, 33, was arrested on Wednesday near McPhillips Street and Leila Avenue and charged with attempted murder in connection with the stabbing of Hunter, who has since died.
Winnipeg man shares warning after being injured trying to stop Liquor Mart theft
A Winnipeg man has a warning for Liquor Mart customers who want to step in and stop a theft after he received a hand full of stiches.Michael, who asked us not to use his last name, said was frustrated watching people run out of the Liquor Mart on Osborne Street with arms and bags full of stolen alcohol.
Hunter was stabbed in the neck early Wednesday and taken to hospital, where he was placed on life support and received blood transfusions. He died Saturday afternoon.
Winnipeg police confirmed that Jensen was inebriated when police arrested him and allegedly had just stolen from a Liquor Mart.
Boily owns Pieces of Paradise, a gift store near the Liquor Mart on Leila Avenue near McPhillips Street.
Jensen looked dishevelled and out of it when he walked out of the Liquor Mart, Boily said.
"He wasn't wearing a jacket. He had just sweats on, a T-shirt on, and he was inebriated…. His pants were falling down," Boily said.
Thieves usually bolt out of the Liquor Mart, but Jensen did not, Boily said.
"He wasn't trying to run."
Boily kept tabs on Jensen as he walked away, telling 911 operators where he might be headed.
Man charged with voyeurism after allegedly exposing genitals to woman on SkyTrain
Anthony Emmanuel Peccorini is accused of one count of committing an indecent act and one count of voyeurism in connection with the April 29 incident. Metro Vancouver Transit Police (MVTP) said in June that a female passenger was sitting onboard the SkyTrain when she noticed a man "looming uncomfortably close to her." When she looked towards him, police said she saw the man's genitals exposed over the waistline of his sweat pants, just a foot away from her face.The woman was able to snap a photo of the suspect's genitals, which she later provided to transit police.
"He went near behind the Home Depot and just kind of put his bottles down and he opened the beer was drinking and had a couple of sips," said Boily.
"He then started staggering toward McPhillips."
Jensen was arrested in the area and in addition to attempt to commit murder is charged with assault causing bodily harm, multiple failures to comply with a recognizance and theft under $5,000.
Boily didn't know who Jensen was when he phoned 911, but the threat and Jensen's behaviour made him feel this man could put the public at risk.
"I'm happy that I could help. I'm glad the guy is off the street," Boily said. "He just appeared violent."
While homicides have risen in the city, liquor thefts also are up a staggering amount, and this incident captures what Winnipeg is becoming, Boily said.
"The violence in Winnipeg is going through the roof and the theft of the liquor store is becoming an epidemic."
Bear spray deployed at officer during foot chase: Saskatoon police .
Bear spray deployed at officer during foot chase: Saskatoon policeOfficers had been called to the 300 block of Ruth Street at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday for a report of a robbery.