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WINNIPEG MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING WOMAN’S BAG AND PULLING GUN ON LOCAL CONCERNED JOURNALIST WHO WAS TRYING TO HELP.

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Appearing via video from the TBPS Station on Bamoral in Bail Courtroom 104 is 42 year old VINCENT THACKER EDWARD CURRIE. He appears to be average height wearing a brownish jacket. He has long straight black hair past his shoulders and has dark skin.
CURRIE is facing 8 charges from yesterday morning when it’s alleged that he was stealing a woman’s bag across the street from the courthouse when a local Real Concerned journalist decided to be a good Samaritan and intervene to prevent the theft. Another citizen also saw what was happening and attempted to help as well. It’s alleged that CURRIE pulled out an handgun and threatened to kill the 2 males who were trying to help.

TBPS Officers responded very rapidly and arrested CURRIE with what’s alleged to be an imitation handgun.

Justice of the Peace Anna Gibbon is presiding along with Crown Attorney Piera Pasloski. Duty Counsel Andrew Desmoulin is here as well. Inside Edition sources indicate that CURRIE will be retaining George Joseph once his Legal Aid certificate gets approved.

CURRIE is facing 8 charges.

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  • Stealing bag
  • Commit assault X 2
  • Carry weapon for purpose of committing a criminal offence.
  • Utter threats to kill X 2Use of handgun to utter death threats X 2

Crown Attorney Pasloski is refusing to consent to CURRIE’S release on primary, secondary and tertiary grounds

NO MENTION YET OF CURRIE’S GLADUE FACTORS.

CURRIE IS ORDERED NOT TO CONTACT ANY OF HIS VICTIMS.

CURRIE is being transported to the Thunder Bay Jail and will make another video appearance from the Thunder Bay Jail on Friday October 12,2018.

NO MEDIA RELEASE ISSUED BY THE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS IN RELATION TO THIS INCIDENT. IT SEEMS REPORTING ON GUN INCIDENTS JUST ISN’T IMPORTANT.
ANOTHER GOOD JOB BY TBPS OFFICERS

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5 Replies to “WINNIPEG MAN PULLS GUN”

  1. While it is admirable that Good Samaratins intervened to assist the theft victim you put yourself at considerable risk. Had the handgun been a real one you may well have been shot and killed. The thief was aware that the gun he held was only a airsoft gun and knew that it was only useful to intimidate and not to physically harm.. In any event congratulations on being a concerned citizen. Let’s hope he gets a long prison sentence but that’s not likely to happen. Shame on the TBPS for not issuing a press release.

  2. this is abisulatly bullshit,the reporter made the incident worse than what it is.i am a relATIVE OF VINCE AND HE HAS BEEN A GOOD CLEAN FAMILY MAN.i know him and he would not do anmy of the alleged charges.he was on way to return bag to ontario works when a another male intervend.vince suffers fron anti-social behavior and off his medicine.,they are using his past against him.people change.Now his family is in pain and fear of what is to happen,his family might lose their house and have no where to go.vince is not A DANGOUROUS PERSON.

    1. That’s why its important that we maintain our system of “due process”. If what you’re saying is true it would come out in the court process.

      Its important that we never forget that their are two sides to every story. Since the rise of social media and the ability to push out “one side of the story” we see mob type of persecution.. and trials by facebook where one side may not even use the platform and thus is demonized by a bunch of facebook “shares”.

      I have no reason to doubt what Pino reported has happened. I have come to trust his reporting but I never close off my mind and always try to think of the other side as well. I believe we as people need to be cautious and use our own independent thoughts to govern our behaviour.

      In an incident like this, the perp was lucky he wasn’t shot and killed. Pulling a gun as a threat is an open invitation to be shot by anyone, a bystander, the police, etc.. As a legal firearms owner and in the strangest of circumstances that would allow me to be in the position to prevent a shooting by intervening , I may do so. Of course it would be a very, very last resort (as it is for law enforcement as well). I would never advocate or suggest this as a good idea and I believe firearms should never be used inappropriately but the fact is there is a reason why police have them on their belts.

      The bottom line is if you’re going to use a gun in a crime, you better understand what the results may bring. Court and a jail sentence should be the least of your concerns.

  3. Walter, Good advice and comments about due process. The thief, if he was indeed a thief, and obviously the police found grounds to arrest him on suspicion of using a “handgun”in commission of an indictable offence is fortunate that he wasn’t shot by police if he had attempted to intimidate the arresting officers. The police in Canada use far more restraint than those in the US and sometimes lose their lives as a result. The use of a replica or pellet gun etc. Is still considered a weapon and could result in as much as a 14 years prison sentence . In any event the truth will likely come out at the trial.

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