Penticton police seek witnesses after assault on pregnant woman

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PENTICTON — Penticton RCMP are calling for witnesses to come forward after a pregnant woman was assaulted in February.

The woman, who was eight-months pregnant, was walking alone in a parking lot at 60 Calgary Ave in Penticton, a media release says. She was walking home when the assault took place during daylight hours at about 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 20, 2019.

"She was walking behind a man pushing a shopping cart," the release says. "As she tried to walk past the man, he muttered some obscenities toward her. As she walked in front of the man, he began pushing his cart at her legs. As the women tried to adjust herself out of the way, the man struck her in her face. The women yelled for help, and several unknown witnesses ran over to her."

As the good Samaritans helped her, the man disappeared along the nearby KVR trail.

The woman sustained a swollen eye as a result of the attack.

She recalls the man saying he was a "furion and a human." This may refer to a fictional nationality from 'The Chronicles of Riddick' where Vin Diesel played a character who was a "human Furyan" hybrid.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 5" 9', in his early to mid-twenties. He wore dark square-rimmed glasses, and a blue and yellow toque.

Should anyone have witnessed the assault or know who the suspect may be, they are encouraged to contact Const. Rae, and quote file 2019-2445. Alternatively, they can call Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

—This story was corrected for grammar on Mar. 9, 2019 at 11:48 a.m.


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