A woman has been arrested in Vancouver in connection with what police said were three separate incidents that “appear to be linked” involving strangers allegedly being spat on and threatened.
According to the Vancouver Police Department, the series of incidents came to light on November 18, when police received a report that a woman had spat on another woman and threatened to kill her near Burrard and Davie.
Officers did an extensive search “but were unable to locate the suspect.”
However, police said the victim in the incident shared her experience on social media, where another person saw it and came forward to police to report a similar incident had happened to her in late October.
In that case, the victim was walking near Davie and Hamilton when a woman matching the suspect’s description “began swinging a walking cane at her, and chasing her into oncoming traffic while yelling profanities,” police said. The victim managed to get away without any physical injury.
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Police said a third report was received by a security guard who responded to a woman causing a disturbance inside a business near Georgia and Thurlow late afternoon of November 18. In that incident, the woman allegedly spat on her too.
Officers arrived at that scene and arrested the suspect for assault and an outstanding warrant.