Kelowna man walking pet pig acts 'inappropriately' towards a woman, is assaulted by her family

A man was assaulted after he allegedly insulted a woman near Waterfront Park last weekend.
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KELOWNA - An altercation between two men began when the younger man was 'verbally inapproriate' to a woman related to the older man and ended with the older man arrested for assault.

At around 2 p.m. on Feb. 7, witnesses saw a man being physically assaulted on the greenway behind the 1000-block of Sunset Drive.

A release from RCMP says the victim was walking his dog and a pig when he got in a verbal fight with a 26-year-old woman who was also walking a dog.

“The victim was verbally inappropriate towards the woman, and allegedly had grabbed onto her arm at one point during their interaction, before she departed on foot,” Const. Jesse O’Donaghey says in a release.

The woman returned to her vehicle and told a family member what happened. The 55-year-old Kelowna man then confronted the victim and police say he struck the victim in the face several times.

“The 26-year-old woman and other witnesses attempted to separate the two men, who went to the ground, at which time the woman’s dog also bit the victim,” O’Donaghey says.

The 25-year-old Kelowna man was bitten several times in the face and elsewhere.

The older man was arrested and faces charges of assault causing bodily harm.

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