No one to bear witness in Penticton bear spray attacks that left one man barenaked

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PENTICTON - RCMP investigated a pair of bear spray incidents last week in Penticton, but in both cases, no one wanted to talk to police about what happened.

Cpl. Don Wrigglesworth says police received a request to assist a man who had been bear sprayed early in the morning on Aug. 24.

Police found a naked man pouring milk over his genitals, Wrigglesworth says. The man was in great pain and was scrubbing himself with the milk. 

He told police he was walking home when three men doused him with bear spray. 

Wrigglesworth says officers ascertained the spray pattern was consistent with the alleged victim carrying his own bear spray and having it go off unintentionally.

A short time later, police were called to a Fairview Road address where several people were found writhing on the ground, crying out in pain. All five people had apparently been bear sprayed by a man known to them, over a debt.

The alleged victims offered no information to police, nor were they willing to discuss the money owed to the alleged attacker, Wrigglesworth says.

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