Taxi passengers corner Esquimalt man after cab’s window punched out

Suspect well known to Victoria police

A 22-year-old Esquimalt man is facing mischief charges after Victoria police say he punched out the passenger window of a taxi outside the Cambie pub in Esquimalt early Saturday morning.

The cabbie was just pulling away with three passengers when the suspect jumped in front of the vehicle to prevent it from leaving. Police say the man smashed the taxi’s window as it drove by him.

Police were called around 1 a.m. and found the suspect cornered on top of a dumpster by two taxi passengers.

“After climbing down off the dumpster, (the suspect) claimed that he had been in his suite all night and that the witnesses just “came at him” for no reason,” Deputy Chief John Ducker said on the department’s operations blog. “Not surprisingly, the suspect was very intoxicated and is well known to the officers.”

Police took the man to his nearby home and put him to bed.

emccracken@vicnews.com

 

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