Teen bear-sprayed; police seek suspects
Kamloops Mounties are looking for two teenage boys who used bear spray on another teenager at a Westsyde bus stop.
Staff Sgt. Doug Aird said the victim was waiting for a bus at 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at Bank Road and Overlander Drive, when he was approached by two other teens, who began "lipping him off."
Aird said the lone teen told the bullying pair to leave and he was then targeted with the noxious bear spray.
The victim did not need medical help, though he did have a red and irritated neck and face.
One spraying suspect is about 16 years of age, skinny and was wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans. The second suspect stands about five-foot-seven and was wearing a grey sweater and blue jeans.
Aird said there was a third male with the two suspects, but he was not involved in the attack. The victim told police one of the trio was holding a machete, though he was not threatened with it.
Anybody with information on the identities of the suspects is asked to call police at 250-828-3000, Crime Stoppers at 250-374-TIPS — or the parents of the ne'er-do-wells so they can stop the growth of career criminals while it is still possible.