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Bank error sparks Penticton police response to deal with angry customer

Penticton RCMP investigated a disturbance at the downtown branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
May 30, 2017 - 9:00 PM

PENTICTON - An unhappy bank customer in Penticton became so upset the police were called to deal with the man.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says officers were dispatched to the Scotiabank on Main Street in downtown Penticton at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 24 to reports of a man yelling, swearing and threatening staff.

Wrigglesworth says the man had become extremely upset following the discovery of a clerical error - the bank apparently had his address wrong. He stormed out after creating a disturbance that left several bank employees frightened.

The suspect left some of his belongings behind and returned to the bank while officers were still there.

He was arrested for causing a disturbance, but was allowed to make a wire transfer to pay for a taxi that had been waiting the whole time, Wrigglesworth says.

The man was taken to Penticton Regional Hospital for assessment and will not face criminal charges.


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