Saanich road rage caught on camera

Two men began throwing punches after getting into a verbal argument Tuesday afternoon

Saanich Police are not pressing chargers following a fist fight between two men the stemmed from a road rage incident while trying to exit Saanich Plaza mall onto Ravine Way on Tuesday.

The violent episode made it’s rounds on social media.

“Yesterday at around 12:30 p.m. we received multiple 911 calls about a fight in the parking lot at Saanich [Plaza],” Sgt. Jereme Leslie said. “Officers from our patrol division attended and located two men who had been in a fight.”

In the video posted online (see Saanichnews.com), one man can be seen confronting another through his driver side window. The door then opens and both men begin to wrestle and throw punches before they are separated by onlookers.

“Each person provided a slightly different version of the events that had transpired before the fight began,” Leslie said, adding, “a number of witnesses came forward and provided us video of part of the incident.”

No party that was involved in the fight wished to pursue a criminal charge and both parties wished to move on from this event, Leslie said.

Because there was no proof that injuries were more than merely transient or trifling in nature, police won’t be recommending charges to Crown Counsel, he added.

In the video, the altercation comes to an end, but not before the man who was pulled out of his vehicle angrily stomps on the glasses of his aggressor.

– With files from Ragnar Haagen

Just Posted

Development on grounds of former Victoria Truth Centre sent to public hearing

Controversial project moves forward with revisions to previous plans

Police wait on autopsy findings on human foot

Sooke RCMP are waiting for autopsy findings before determing if a human… Continue reading

Victoria rental prices declining, according to national listing website

The median price of a one-bedroom suite dropped almost five per cent in December

VIDEO: That’s a wrap: Be a Santa to a Senior packages ready to go out

Program hands out more than 600 gifts to Greater Victoria seniors

Lost Victoria: Story of the Crystal Palace

Historian Stuart Stark launches book about iconic Oak Bay structure that was lost to flames

VIDEO: That’s a wrap: Be a Santa to a Senior packages ready to go out

Program hands out more than 600 gifts to Greater Victoria seniors

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

Island entering the peak of flu season

Island Health says flu shots the best prevention against the virus

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

Firefighter dies, thousands more take on California blaze

This is second death linked to the Thomas fire, northwest of Los Angeles

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Moose calves rescued in northern B.C. are ‘golden nuggets:’ researcher

Calves discovered near Prince George in late May. Mother had been killed by a car

Most Read