Man arrested after assault in Penticton washroom


Penticton police officers have arrested a man for random assault on a women.

It all went down  August 30th at 1:15 p.m.

A mother and her nineteen year old daughter visiting from Chilliwack were assaulted by a man while using the public washroom.

An unknown man barged into the washroom...gained entry into the daughter’s stall, punching her several times. 

Mother and daughter were able to escape the washroom, and call for help. The man then ran out of the washroom, and was tackled by a nearby citizen.

The daughter sustained minor injuries.

The man in his 20's was taken into custody, and charges of assault are being recommended to the BC Prosecution Service.

If anyone witnessed the occurrence, they are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.