The Victoria police are seeking Shane Dailey, a 23-year-old Langford man wanted for assaulting a popular violin-playing busker in downtown Victoria.
Randy McKenna, known as Darth Fiddler, was tackled by a young man on June 11 at 7 p.m. near Government and Wharf streets. The alleged assault was filmed by the suspect’s friends.
Witnesses, seeing the tackle, chased the suspect into the parkade, but the man got away by jumping from a second-storey ledge onto a lamp post, shimmying down, and running off.
McKenna was treated in hospital after the tackle and his violin was damaged.
People on social media rallied to support Darth Fiddler, and secured him a new violin, courtesy of Larsen Music.
Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Shane Dailey is asked to contact VicPD major crimes detective Lori Beauvais at 250-995-7256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.