Nanaimo RCMP are looking to identify a suspect who threw an egg from a moving vehicle and hit a man last month, knocking him unconscious.
At approximately 10:45 p.m. on February 25th, the 37-year-old victim was hit by the egg on Uplands Drive near the Edgewater Lane turn off.
According to the victim’s friends, who were with him prior to the incident, the victim was standing next to the bus stop on the west side of Uplands Drive when a small dark coloured vehicle drove past.
An unknown object was thrown from the passenger side window of the vehicle which struck the victim in the head. He fell to the ground.
Only then did they realize that the object thrown at them was an egg.
When police arrived, they found paramedics attending to the victim. He was later transported to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for treatment.
The victim has limited memory of the incident and continues to have difficulty with some thought processes.
“We believe the person who threw the egg probably didn’t intend to cause injury and may have no idea what actually happened,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
“With that in mind, this individual and those in the vehicle, need to step up, take responsibility for their actions and call the police.”
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at (250) 754-2345.