Vancouver Police issue correction regarding pantsless BC Lions fan

Jun 21 2018, 2:13 am

The Vancouver Police Department has issued a correction from a previous statement regarding the man that ran wild and free on the field of play, in his underwear, during Saturday’s Lions game at BC Place.

On Monday, police told Daily Hive that the Surrey man in his 20s was escorted out of BC Place and spent the night in jail due to being intoxicated.

The fan’s lawyer issued a statement on Wednesday morning contradicting what police said.

“Contrary to some news reports, our client was never arrested or taken to jail, but was released from the stadium shortly after the incident before being taken to the hospital by his family,” said Preszler Law Firm.

And on Wednesday afternoon, the VPD corrected itself.

Though the fan was issued with a $115 violation ticket for trespassing, he was not taken to jail.

“[The fan] was escorted out of BC Place and was released at the scene and not transported to jail as previously stated,” the VPD release said.

The fan has since hired a lawyer, who claims his client was injured seriously when Lions defensive back Marcell Young flattened him to the ground.

“Our client suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young,” the lawyer said. “Our client has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. His future prognosis remains unclear.”

Police have said that the fan was offered an ambulance, but declined.
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