Police arrest suspect in anti-gay tirade in downtown Vancouver
A Chilliwack man has turned himself in to Vancouver police investigating a viral video of a man who unleashed a homophobic rant against a gay couple in downtown Vancouver.
The video, posted by Jamie Pine on social media, showed an identified man yelling at him and his boyfriend.
“This guy followed my boyfriend and I on the Skytrain for the entire journey, just standing over us,” said Pine. He said the man stared at them and followed them onto the platform, up the escalator and onto the sidewalk near the bus stop.
In the video, the man could be heard using a homophobic slur, accusing the couple of not being “normal,” telling them to “get a f—ing hotel room,” and throwing a beer can on the ground.
He also asked Pine’s boyfriend whether he’s in Canada. When he said no, he demanded to know where he was from. After someone said “it doesn’t matter,” the man yelled it does “because I don’t want this f—ing s— in my f—ing country.”
Leave a Reply