Security guard still impacted by summer attack in Riverside Park

Effects from summer assault

Glen Warner doesn't look injured anymore. 

However, for Warner, the Kamloops security guard who was assaulted last summer in Riverside Park, the long term problems aren't physical — they are impacting him mentally.

Warner feels a disconnect between his thought process and speaking ability and, because of that, he will be heading to Kelowna on Feb. 8 to see a specialist. 

He hopes that after a five day assessment, the doctors in Kelowna will be able to help restore the connection between his thoughts and his words. 

"I guess it scrambled up my brain," Warner tells Castanet.  

But he's not holding a grudge. In fact, Warner says he's forgiven Matthew Santoro.

Santoro pleaded guilty in Kamloops provincial court last month to one count of assault causing bodily harm. On Dec. 22, he was handed a sentence of 100 days time served, followed by a year of probation. 

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