Vernon RCMP officers challenged to fight

Some people don’t get the message from RCMP.

Such was the case for a Vernon man who allegedly challenged police to a fight in his home.

At about 1 a.m. Thursday, police received a report of a 34-year-old woman being assaulted by her common-law husband in the 1800 block of 33rd Street.

“The woman advised our members that the suspect had consumed alcohol and cocaine and had attempted to push her out a window,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk.

“When the police arrived, a 43-year-old male had locked himself in his bedroom and barricaded the door, then began yelling at police officers, challenging them to fight with him.”

Officers were able to arrest the suspect with the use of pepper spray, and he was taken into custody.

The suspect was released at 9:30 a.m. the following morning on conditions which included not to return to the home or contact the woman.

“At 9:57 a.m., 27 minutes later, our officers were called to the address again, and the suspect was re-arrested as he entered the home through a bedroom window,” said Molendyk.

The man was found hiding in a closet.

He was slated to appear in court to face charges stemming from this incident.




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