Gas station attendant bear sprayed

Male facing charges after Blue Moon Esso employee bear sprayed on Remembrance Day

RCMP were called out on Remembrance Day when a gas station attendant was bear sprayed.

The incident took place at the Blue Moon Esso, at approximately 5:25 p.m.

“There was no attempted robbery,” said Vernon RCMP Const. Jocelyn Noseworthy. “It’s my understanding he (suspect) had been banned from that location prior to that.”

The male employee was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital for treatment.

“(The suspect) was arrested the next day as a result of the investigation.”

James Clerihue, 52, has been charged with uttering threats and assault with a weapon. He is scheduled to appear in Provincial Court again on Thursday, Nov. 19.