Man arrested after spraying family with fire extinguisher in Toronto's east end

Dec 23 2018, 4:08 pm

A 32-year-old Edmonton man has been arrested after breaking into a woman’s home in the city’s east end earlier this month and spraying her and her children with foam from a fire extinguisher.

According to Toronto police, on Friday, December 14, at 10:11 pm, officers responded to a damage call in the Victoria Park Avenue and Crescent Town Road area.

It is alleged that a man entered an apartment building and stole a fire extinguisher. He then used it to spray all over a hallway in the building.

Police say the man broke into a residence, where a woman was home with her two children.

He allegedly went to the entrance of the bedroom and sprayed her and the children before fleeing the building.

Police are now informing the public Joshua Lenz has since been arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, two counts of mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000 and break and enter.

He appeared in court at College Park on Wednesday morning.

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