September 13, 2017 5:02 pm

Man charged after chasing and throwing hot coffee at Toronto parking officer: police

A 22 year old is scheduled to appear at Old City Hall court in October after assaulting a parking enforcement officer.

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An Oakville, Ont. man is facing two charges after an alleged assault downtown that Toronto police say ended with the accused throwing hot coffee in the face of a parking enforcement officer.

The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in downtown Toronto after the officer issued a ticket to a parked vehicle near the corner of Portland Street and King Street West.

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After the officer drove away, police said 22-year-old Omar Darkhabani got into his vehicle and chased him at a high rate of speed into oncoming traffic before cornering the officer at a traffic light and dousing him with a full cup of coffee.

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Police said the officer did not sustain any injuries. Darkhabani has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear in a Toronto court on Oct. 16.

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