ST. CATHERINES, ONTARIO CANADA ( RELEASE ) On November 17, 2010 members of a St. Catharines based running club were running on Glenridge Avenue near Riverview Boulevard when a single member of the group was struck with a pumpkin. The pumpkin was thrown from inside a moving vehicle. This was determined to have been a deliberate act.
The victim in this matter was transferred to the St. Catharines General Hospital and was diagnosed with serious internal injuries.
As a result of an investigation 2 young persons have been charged each with a single count of Assault with a Weapon.
Both youths were processed at 1 District in St. Catharines and released into the custody of their parents with a date to appear at court in the future.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act the youths cannot be named.
Any person with further information regarding this occurrence is asked to call the Niagara Regional Police Service 1 District Detective Office at 905-688-4111 ext. 4272.