Police are on the hunt for a man they say engaged in some rather risky behavior. The suspect first assaulted a man who ended up hospitalized. That, though, was just the beginning. The man they’re hunting then stripped down and went for a swim in a shark tank at an aquarium.
The incident, which occurred in Toronto, was recorded. “According to law enforcement the male approached the open shark tank and removed all of his clothing on Friday night around 10.30pm,” The Daily Mail writes.
“He then proceeded to jump into the water and spent several minutes swimming and diving and families watched on at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.”
The police are estimating that the man is between 35 and 40. The tank contained tiger sharks and sand sharks, both of which are notably docile. He was not injured by the sharks.
The onlookers at the aquarium were thrilled by the spectacle and many cheered. When security confronted him, he dived backwards into the tank again.
Before his swim, the man “was wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans, a green T-shirt, and gray-and-white shoes.”
Security at the aquarium had tried to detain him, but the man reportedly fled with his girlfriend before the police had arrived.
The earlier assault happened at Medieval Times. The suspect also fled that location while staff were waiting on police to detain him.
“The 34-year-old victim ended up being hospitalized and now the troublemaker is wanted in a Mischief Interfere with Property investigation,” DM notes.
“Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is cooperating with authorities and is willing to press all appropriate charges once the individual has been apprehended,” a spokesman for Ripley’s said in a statement.
“We believe the same person is responsible for both incidents,” Toronto police Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook noted. “We are investigating it as such.”