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.

Toronto Police Service

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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