Penticton delivery man attacked by stranger with a box cutter

35-year-old man suffered substantial injuries to his hands and face after he was attacked while making a pizza delivery.

A 35-year-old man suffered substantial injuries to his hands and face after he was attacked while making a pizza delivery on Monday night.

The man was making a delivery to a residence on Westminster Avenue West when he was attacked by a 27-year-old customer armed with a box cutter.

The injured delivery man drove himself to the hospital after sustaining the injuries. The victim received stitches and was released from Penticton Regional Hospital.

Police attended the residence and arrested the male suspect, who will appear in Penticton Provincial Court Wednesday.

Penticton RCMP executed a search warrant on the residence in question. The local detachment has involved Police Dog Services, the Forensic Identification Section and the General Investigation Section in the case.

RCMP said in a press release the crime is currently “a priority.”

“This is an isolated incident where the lone occupant of the residence attacked a delivery person late at night. Penticton residents should know that police are working diligently on this case to ensure that it is not repeated,” said Superintendent Kevin Hewco of the Penticton RCMP.

There is no evidence to suggest the victim or assailant knew each other prior to the incident.

 

 

 

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