Skip to main content

Man used hammer to avoid bar tab, police say

A hammer appears in a stock photo. (Ksenia Chernaya/Pexels) A hammer appears in a stock photo. (Ksenia Chernaya/Pexels)
Share

A Toronto man is facing weapons and other charges after allegedly pulling out a hammer to avoid paying a bar tab in Guelph.

Guelph police say just before 1 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to an establishment downtown.

Police say a man tried to leave without paying his bill and was confronted by an employee.

The man allegedly took a hammer from his tool belt and held it over his head while saying he wasn’t going to pay.

Officers arrived a short time later and found the man nearby.

A 30-year-old Toronto man has been charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, food fraud and failing to comply with a release order.

He was held for a bail hearing and has been released.

His court date is scheduled for May 17.

CTVNews.ca Top Stories

Some birds may use 'mental time travel,' study finds

Real quick — what did you have for lunch yesterday? Were you with anyone? Where were you? Can you picture the scene? The ability to remember things that happened to you in the past, especially to go back and recall little incidental details, is a hallmark of what psychologists call episodic memory — and new research indicates that it’s an ability humans may share with birds called Eurasian jays.

Stay Connected