Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers and Saanich Police are looking to identify a suspect who assaulted an innocent victim with bear spray.
According to a post by Crime Stoppers, the suspect was confronted by a citizen after he illegally entered their vehicle.
Upon being confronted, the suspect sprayed the vehicle’s owner with bear spray and fled the scene, finding a cab to make a getaway in.
“You obviously disliked being told you were doing something bad, so you felt the need to do something worse and assault the innocent victim by spraying them with bear spray,” Crime Stoppers wrote in its Facebook post.
“After you committed an assault with the weapon of bear spray you left the area and found a cab to hop into.”
Fortunately, the cab, equipped with surveillance, was able to capture pictures of the suspect.
Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to contact Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or message their Facebook page.