Man charged with harassment after woman followed in Vancouver

Apr 15 2021, 9:33 am

After a woman filmed herself being followed by a stranger in Vancouver last month, police said today a man has now been charged in connection with the case.

“This case generated significant attention on social media and in the mainstream news after a video was posted online last month,” said VPD Const. Tania Visintin.

“We understand the incident caused anxiety in the community, and we’re pleased with the outcome of the investigation.”

Visintin said the investigation began after the video was posted online, and the incident was reported to police.

Now, 33-year-old Mohammed Majidpour, of no fixed address, is charged with one count of criminal harassment in relation to that incident.

As a result of the VPD investigation, Visintin said the following charges have also been approved by Crown counsel against Majidpour for “other, separate incidents”:

  • One count of criminal harassment in connection to an incident that occurred March 13 near Dunsmuir and Granville Street;
  • One count of mischief in connection to an incident that occurred March 14 at a hotel on Burrard Street;
  • One count of break-and-enter in connection to an incident that occurred March 16 at a hotel on Burrard Street;
  • One count of assault with a weapon in connection to an incident that occurred March 19 near Bute and Robson Street;
  • One count of uttering threats in connection to an incident that occurred March 19 near Bute and Robson Street.

Visintin said Majidpour is in police custody.

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