Incident reportedly began with dispute about wearing a protective mask and observing social distancing
Vancouver Police Department (VPD) officials are investigating an alleged assault that took place after a dispute over a man not wearing a mask or observing social distancing guidelines.
On Wednesday, Vancouver Police officers responded to a report of an assault in the vicinity of the running track, located between the campus of Clark College and Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver.
According to a VPD report, the following investigation revealed that the adult female victim became involved in a verbal altercation with an adult male while exercising at the track. The argument was over the fact that the male was not wearing any type of a face covering or observing the “social distancing” guideline.
The female victim went to her parked vehicle and the suspect eventually followed her there. The suspect then assaulted the victim by striking her multiple times and kicking her on the head and upper body areas when she was on the ground. The suspect and the suspect’s female associate then fled the area in a black SUV.
The female victim sustained injuries and was transported to an area hospital. She is stable and has been released from the hospital.
VPD investigators are attempting to identify both subjects and are requesting for any additional witnesses to contact them to provide a statement.
Information provided by Vancouver Police Department.