Victoria police look for clues in tape incident

Police are specifically looking for witnesses who may have seen odd behaviour in the area

  • Aug. 19, 2013 6:00 a.m.

The Victoria Police Department is asking for the public’s help in solving a bizarre incident that left a cyclist with serious injuries.

On Aug. 9 around 4:40 a.m., Sterling Eyford, 34, was headed to work on Kings Road near Prior Street when his bike hit a piece of electrical tape that had been strung across the street.

Eyford broke his jaw and teeth and hyper-extended his neck in the collision.

Police are still uncertain if the incident was intended to harm people or an attempted prank gone wrong.

“Investigators are continuing to look to speak to witnesses and need anyone with any information to come forward,” said VicPD spokesman Bowen Osoko.

Police are specifically looking for witnesses who may have seen odd behaviour in the area between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Witnesses are asked to call the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.