A man has been charged after a Toronto parking enforcement officer was assaulted, police say.
Officers said a parking enforcement officer issued a parking ticket to a man after he refused to move his vehicle from a live lane of traffic.
Police said the man drove away, but returned shortly after on foot and confronted the officer.
“The accused swiped at the officer striking the officer’s hand-held ticket machine and then swiped at the officer again striking their uniform hat,” police said.
According to police, the man then fled the scene.
Police said a 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with assault.
He is scheduled to appear in court in October.