THUNDER BAY – Updated – Egging of Aboriginal people in Thunder Bay is a practice of some misguided individuals in our city. Tonight along May Street, and at Patterson Park six individuals were the victims of this disgusting practice.
At 21:35 EDT, the vehicle in the picture stopped on Leith Street and the passenger got out and proceeded to throw eggs at four Aboriginal people sitting on a bench in the park. The individual in the grey hoodie and shorts got out of the car, and proceeded to yell at the people in the park before throwing eggs at them. He then ran back to the car, which speed off.
A few blocks earlier, the occupants of the vehicle had attempted to hit a couple walking along May Street.
One of the intended targets commented that she had just arrived in Thunder Bay from Toronto. “I had heard about things like this in Thunder Bay, but I couldn’t believe it until I got here and have seen it”.
“We were just sitting in the park, we weren’t drinking or anything”. When asked if they would contact police over the incident, the group said that they would not do so, figuring nothing could come of it.
The intended victims commented that there are many people at Shelter House on George Street who have also been victims of egging recently.
People can submit an anonymous tip if they know the individuals involved through the Crime Stoppers website: https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=273
Police were on scene of a motor vehicle accident at May and Cameron Street only a few blocks from the incident.