In a curious twist of fate, a man who may have thought he’d gotten away with murder was found in Nanaimo after failing to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle.
19-year-old Kyle Antonio Dias was spotted riding a mountain bike without a helmet at approximately 1:30 PM on Friday March 15th, near Barsby Park off Prideaux St.
Officers were quickly able to confirm that the bike in question had recently been reported stolen, which is when they arrested Dias for Possession of Stolen Property.
When asked the identify himself, the 19-year-old produced a fake Ontario driver’s license and several different names.
However, upon further investigation, police identified him as Kyle Antonio Dias, a suspect wanted for Second Degree Murder in connection with a shooting that occurred in Toronto on February 13, 2019.
Once these details were confirmed by Toronto Police, Dias was transferred to a remand centre in Victoria from where he will be flown back to Toronto on Wednesday March 20th.
Back in Nanaimo, the bicycle he had stolen was returned back to its rightful owner, and RCMP decided not to pursue the bike helmet charge.