Man Arrested after Carjacking Outside Windsor School


A Windsor, Ont. man faces charges after a carjacking that took place in view of children at a local school.

Windsor Police Service was called to Giles Boulevard and Parent Avenue for a report of a man behaving erratically wearing only his underwear Thursday around 8:40 a.m.

Witnesses tell police the man had jumped onto the hood of a stopped vehicle — the occupants surrendered the vehicle and escaped safely.

Police say the man then stole the car and fled the area; he was spotted driving the wrong way on several streets before crashing the car on Park Street near Freedom Way where he was arrested and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries around 9 a.m.

Thirty-one-year-old Remy Cloutier is charged with robbery and dangerous driving.

The incident happened directly in front of the W.D. Lowe building for Giles Campus French Immersion Public School.

In a statement to CTV Windsor the Greater Essex County District School Board says, "board administration are aware of the incident ... psychological and social work staff are available to any students and staff who may need to talk about what they experienced or witnessed."

The board also thanked police for their quick response to the incident.

Several videos of the incident circulated online, prompting Windsor police to remind the public to call 911 before taking to social media as it could hinder their investigation.

Posting videos of an incident could also violate the victims privacy and "re-victimize them", especially when children are involved, according to police.