An 88-year-old man briefly shut down a Coquitlam neighbourhood after he was allegedly seen shooting some bothersome crows.
Around 2:40 p.m. on Friday, November 6, Coquitlam RCMP received reports of a man with a shotgun in the Como Lake Avenue and Poirier Street area.
“Once the residence was contained, we were able to locate an 88 year-old man in relation to the shooting and take him into custody without incident. At this point of the investigation, we believe the man had an issue with crows at or near his property so he allegedly shot at them. There is no indication that the man intended to harm anyone,” said Corporal Jamie Chung.
While controlling the situation, police placed a nearby school under ‘hold and secure’ and shut down roads in the area. The elderly man was then taken into custody without incident and may face criminal charges.
The Ministry of Environment says that crows may be captured or killed without a hunting license only on your property or if they are damaging your property.