Man pepper sprayed after refusing to give suspect food: Guelph police

Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Matt Carty / Global Guelph

Guelph Police Service are investigating what is believed to be an unprovoked attack on a man in the downtown area.

Officers were called to an area on Quebec St. near Wyndham St. N Wednesday night.

An investigation revealed that the man was picking up food from an establishment on Quebec St. that evening around 6:45 p.m.

An unknown male approached the man with the take-out container and asked him for food but was refused.

A short time later, the same two individuals crossed paths and the man was sprayed in the face with a noxious substance believed to be pepper spray.

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The attacker then fled on foot, last seen running on Quebec St. towards Wyndham St. N.

Investigators say the suspect is white, 20 years of age with a slim build, wearing a long white shirt, dark pants, dark shoes, and a dark hat.

Anyone with information on this is asked to contact Guelph Police Service at 519-824-1212 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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