Sunday, June 03, 2012

Man tries to steal a bicycle from a cop in Montreal

Warning, some sarcasm ahead!

So here in Montreal for over 110 days, people have been protesting in the streets every evening. It all started with the students protesting tuition hikes and then the Provincial Government passed a Law to limit the right to protest and it became a whole new ball game. There's a lot more to it but it's basically that in a nutshell.

Which brings us to this incident last May 20th in Émilie-Gamelin Park where a police officer and a citizen were having a verbal exchange, content of which is unknown. Unfortunately it turned physical and the man ended up unconscious, in tie wraps and finally transported to hospital where he woke up the next day. He was promptly charged with attempting to steal the police officer's bike, a criminal charge.

The man is Sebastien Tranchard, a teacher and a physicist. Even though he has enough brains to become a physicist, it seems that the Montreal Police thinks he was dumb enough to try and steal a bike from an armed cop with 20 of his colleagues around and hundreds of witnesses, some of which had cameras.

I invite you to watch the video and draw your own conclusions.