Bear spray used in attack
Aug 27, 2013 / 10:47 am
The West Kelowna RCMP are on the lookout for two men accused of unleashing cans of bear spray on a couple of unsuspecting residents after an incident in the Superstore parking lot.
Stephanie Shuttleworth and her boyfriend Cary Reef were driving through the parking lot of the store when two men nearly ran into her car with their BMX bikes on the evening of Aug. 17.
“These two guys came riding out of the store on their bikes and they almost rode into the side of my car and then started yelling at me,” says Shuttleworth, who notes the incident happened while she was driving through the crosswalk area of the store.
The couple traveled through the parking lot towards the gas bar where they again came across the two men, who continued to hurl profanities at the female driver.
“Cary got out of the car. He went to go ask them what their problem was, and one of them lifted his shirt and whipped out a can of mace and the other guy opened a backpack and brought out a bigger can of mace. They sprayed him until the cans were empty then hopped on their bikes and took off.”
Shuttleworth says her boyfriend was able to turn his back to the spray, but still experienced intense pain until he was able to wash away the effects of the spray.
An investigation is ongoing and no charges have been laid.
Anyone with information is asked to call the West Kelowna RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
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