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Urinating Man Allegedly Punched Seniors In Langley Park

04/04/2013 09:03 EDT | Updated 06/04/2013 05:12 EDT
A 64-year-old Langley, B.C., woman says she no longer feels safe in her own neighbourhood after she and a friend were attacked in a downtown park over the weekend.

Maureen Partaik and David Norman, 63, were walking through Douglas Park at about 8:30 p.m. PT Saturday when the pair came across a man who was urinating in the park.

"Good old me, I said, 'Why don't you take that in the bushes, or better yet — find a washroom,'" Norman said. "And his next response was, 'Now I'm going to kill you.'"

Norman says the man and his friends then chased and attacked them, leaving Norman with fractured ribs and Partaik with bruises on her legs and an injury to her shoulder.

Partaik wants to see more done to protect others who use the park.

"I did suggest to police that they put cameras in down here somewhere, so that maybe this won't happen so much," she said. "But it's only a suggestion. I'm ready to move."

RCMP Const. Craig van Herk says a 23-year-old suspect is in custody but has not been charged.

Van Herk said the man may have been intoxicated at the time.

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