Pretending a stick is a gun treated as firearms offence

If you’re pretending that a stick is a firearm, police will treat it as such.

That’s the message after two men were arrested Thursday evening. Police were called out to the 1900 block of Victoria Stree just after 9 p.m. to a report that two masked persons were walking along taking turns pointing a shotgun at members of the public on foot and in vehicles. 

Several police vehicles responded and police arrested the two suspects.  The shotgun was found to be a field hockey stick covered in black tape.  The two male suspects had covered their faces with bandanas.

A 32-year-old Prince George man, originally from the Burns Lake area, and a 30-year-old male Prince George man, originally from the Hazelton area, were arrested for possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and pointing a firearm.  They were held in custody overnight and will appear in court later today.

If you have any information about this incident or witnessed the Criminal offence, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.