October 18, 2018 7:28 am
Updated: October 18, 2018 12:06 pm

B.C. man arrested after swimming naked in Toronto aquarium shark tank has court case put over

A man allegedly assaulted another man outside Medieval Times and then jumped into the shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium. Kamil Karamali reports.


A 37-year-old British Columbia man accused of jumping into a shark tank at a Toronto aquarium and taking a swim completely nude had his court case put over until Friday.

The man made a brief court appearance at the Old City Hall courthouse on Thursday wearing a red and black striped hoodie and grey sweatpants.

Police said the man was arrested in Thunder Bay, Ont., on Tuesday after being on the run for several days following the stunt which was caught on video and posted on social media.

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Authorities said they received a call around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 of a man exposing himself at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada in downtown Toronto.

Video of the incident showed a man swimming in the water and doing a backflip before leaving the premises.

Just hours before, police alleged the suspect attacked a 34-year-old man outside Medieval Times, a dinner theatre attraction at Exhibition Place, after being kicked out for being unruly.

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The man has been identified as David Weaver of Nelson, B.C. He has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, mischief under $5,000 and mischief interfering with property.

He is scheduled to appear at the Old City Hall courthouse for a bail hearing Friday morning.

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