Unruly pub patron charged with arson

Kelowna RCMP arrested a patron at a local pub Monday afternoon on several charges, including arson.

Just before 4:30 PM, police responded to a call on Finns Road, where smoke could be seen from behind the pub.

They learned that the suspect had failed to pay for his bill in the restaurant, became aggressive towards staff, and allegedly set a hedge on fire, which damaged a nearby fence and pickup truck.

The suspect was restrained by a bystander, and the fire was put out shortly afterwards.

Any further witnesses to the incident are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.