Darth Fiddler assault suspect surrenders

Shane Daily, a 23-year-old Langford man wanted for assaulting busker Darth Fiddler, surrendered to Victoria police on Wednesday.

Shane Daily, a 23-year-old Langford man wanted for assaulting busker Darth Fiddler, surrendered to Victoria police on Wednesday.

Police issued an arrest warrant for Daily on Dec. 19 for charges of assault and mischief. He walked into the Victoria courthouse nine days later and turned himself in. His next court appearance is Jan. 11 in Victoria.

Daily is accused of tackling Randy McKenna, a violinist who dons a Darth Vader outfit, hence Darth Fiddler, on June 11 at 7 p.m. near Government and Wharf streets.

Police say the attack was without warning or provocation and was caught on video by the suspect’s friends.

 

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