Man sent to hospital after egging in Nanaimo, B.C.

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Police are investigating after a Nanaimo, B.C., man was knocked out by a thrown egg in February.

Mounties say the incident occurred on Feb. 25 round 10:45 p.m. when the sufferer was ready at a bus cease with some pals on Uplands Drive close to Edgewater Lane.

The sufferer and two pals had been standing on the bus cease when a dark-coloured car drove previous them. Somebody within the automobile lowered their passenger aspect window and threw an object, hanging the sufferer within the head, police say.

The incident precipitated the 37-year-old sufferer to fall to the bottom. He was knocked unconscious and brought to hospital by paramedics, based on RCMP.

RCMP didn’t share the sufferer’s identify, however he spoke to CTV Information on Friday.

“The affect of me hitting my head on the cement, on the sidewalk, knocked me utterly out,” mentioned James Chapman.

He added that he thinks the assault was meant as a prank, however not an excellent one.

“I ended up going to hospital for 4 hours,” Chapman mentioned. “Enjoyable and video games are enjoyable and video games, however I do not discover it humorous.”

He additionally expressed gratitude to a stranger – believed to be a nurse – who stopped and supplied first assist after the incident occurred.

“I am grateful for what he did as a result of he got here to my assist,” Chapman mentioned. “He actually drove up, an entire stranger, and attended to me.”

Police mentioned it wasn’t found till after the incident that the merchandise thrown was an egg.

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“We imagine the one who threw the egg most likely didn’t intend to trigger harm and should do not know what truly occurred,” mentioned Const. Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

“With that in thoughts, this particular person and people within the car must step up, take duty for his or her actions and name the police,” he mentioned.

Chapman echoed O’Brien’s message to the perpetrators.

“Hopefully they do have regret and are available ahead,” he mentioned. “I simply need these individuals to know what they did was mistaken.”

Anybody with info on the incident is requested to name the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file quantity 2022-6661.

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