Trial set for B.C. Guy accused of swimming bare in Toronto shark tank
TORONTO — A British Columbia man accused of stripping naked and leaping into a massive shark tank at a Toronto aquarium ultimate 12 months is set to face trial in September.
Crown and defense attorneys agreed throughout a short court listening to Friday to trial dates of Sept. 19 and 20 for David Weaver.
The alleged incident came about on Oct. 12, 2018, at the city’s Ripley’s Aquarium, police have said.
Around 10:30 p.M. A big crowd was sipping cocktails and mingling at some stage in a “jazz night” while a person allegedly took off his clothes, hopped a protection barrier and jumped into the “risky lagoon” of the aquarium, which is placed beside the CN Tower in downtown Toronto.
The aquarium’s manager called the act “premeditated and intentional” and stated surveillance cameras confirmed the person arrives with a woman around 10 p.M. And pay for 2 tickets. Ripley’s said the pair walked directly to the tank in which the man allegedly jumped within the water about half an hour later.
The guy spent several mins swimming in the tank with sand tiger sharks, sawfish and moray eels as a crowd regarded on, officials have said.
Videos posted to social media confirmed the person starting to climb out of the 2.9-million liter tank on the urging of protection defend earlier than acting a back dive into the water. Officials said the man then got out and scrambled to dress and left in the back of a T-blouse and his jacket.
The movies display a girl in a leopard-print outfit handing him his garments earlier than he walks away.
Ripley’s said they are known as police, however, an officer stated that by the time they arrived a few minutes later, the person changed into long past.
As the research proceeded, police alleged Weaver had assaulted and significantly injured a person hours in advance that night out of doors Medieval Times, a dinner and show attraction.
Provincial police arrested Weaver four days later close to Thunder Bay, Ont., in the course of an automobile prevent.
He was escorted back to Toronto in which he changed into charged with one depend on assault causing bodily harm, mischief underneath $5,000 and mischief interfering with assets.
Weaver, from Nelson, changed into not present during Friday’s hearing in Toronto.
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