They’re everywhere. Here’s another one, same day. On Friday evening we were walking down Toronto street to a restaurant. Near the intersection at Menzies was some street guy standing in the street. He was holding a guitar and speaking loudly to apparently nobody. He also had a cart full of the usual junk. He looked harmless and we continued on.
An hour and a half later we walked back up Toronto. At mid block, before Government, were three police cars and two ambulances. The street guy was sitting down leaning against a tree. His face seemed to be stained red. At first I thought they had wiped blood off his face, but it later occurred to me that it might have been pepper spray.
There was no sense of urgency at the scene. No one else was around except a couple of bystanders. The police were calm and speaking politely to him. I didn’t see either an assailant or a victim. Seemed odd, given such a large response. I don’t know what happened but clearly this was another guy who shouldn’t have been out on the streets.
We also saw the commotion around the attempted car jacking on Douglas. We were in a bank lineup when people started shouting and pointing. I couldn’t actually see the details from where I was standing.
So that’s three incidents in two weeks, two on the same day. And that’s just my wife and I. Makes you wonder how many others are going down every day.
Edited by JimV, 12 June 2021 - 07:08 AM.