A Vancouver man described by police as a “persistent” suspect found himself in jail three times over a single 24-hour period last week.
In a brief on Thursday, VPD said the series of events began around 10:30 pm one night last week, when officers apprehended the 42-year-old for public intoxication.
“He was stumbling down Burrard Street and blocked an ambulance, so he was taken to jail to sober up,” police said.
After sobering up, the man was released from jail at 7 am the next morning. However, less than three hours later, at 9:40 am, the man was arrested again following “an incident in the city’s West End neighbourhood. Police were called to the scene after an apartment window was smashed and the resident had confronted the suspect, who reportedly “calmly walked away” before police caught up to him.
The man was once again taken to jail, where he was released by 1:20 pm on an undertaking to appear in court at a later date.
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Just 30 minutes later, though, the suspect allegedly walked toward a woman near Georgia and Hamilton and attempted to grab her purse. “After two unsuccessful attempts, he walked away,” police said.
The victim contacted police and directed them to his whereabouts.
The man was arrested for a third time and is currently waiting to appear before a judge.