A man who attempted to flee police in downtown Victoria on an electric scooter earlier this week failed miserably.
In a media release, VicPD said the man, who has several court-ordered conditions, was arrested just after 2:15 p.m. on Monday, February 24th, after attempting to fleeing from officers in the 900-block of Pandora Avenue.
Police say they spotted the man whom they knew to be bound by both house arrest and court-ordered conditions—one that specifically prohibited him from being the area he was seen.
The man is only permitted to leave his home when attending work.
When officers informed him he was under arrest for violating his conditions, he suddenly mounted a stand-up electric scooter and attempted to flee.
Back up officers were called to the area and followed him as he attempted to elude arrest.
As he fled the area with officers close behind, the suspect collided with a parked police cruiser on Fort Street. He attempted to flee on foot, but was restrained by officers and taken into custody.
During the search of the suspect, police say they found a knife, bear spray and a collapsible baton in his possession—all in further contravention of his court-ordered conditions prohibiting him from possessing weapons.
Police say he was held for court to face recommended charges for breaching conditions of his house arrest as well as breaching court-ordered conditions not to attend the 900-block of Pandora Avenue, not to possess weapons and not to possess knives in particular.
There were no injuries from this incident.