Remembrance Day Jogger In Toronto Accused Of Kicking Flags, Giving Finger To Onlookers

Posted: Updated:
Print

It's been two years since a man allegedly jogged right through a Remembrance Day ceremony in Toronto, kicked over Canadian flags and shot the bird to dismayed onlookers.

Police are still looking for him. And they say he may strike again.

Yesterday, the Toronto Police Service issued a bulletin, hoping the public can help bring this apparent paragon of humanity to some sort of reckoning.

So please, take a good, long look:

jogger remembrance day

Police say this guy showed up at a Remembrance Day ceremony, obviously -- and rather keenly -- equipped to do some jogging. Those gathered at the service -- on the grounds of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre -- weren't quite prepared for what happened next.

He allegedly started stomping flags, and at one point, as this photograph suggests, he offered the crowd a one-finger salute.

The suspect is described as white, 5'9"-5'11", between 170 and 180 lbs, and bald.

And, police say, the kick-and-run suspect may strike again.

“We’re still appealing to the public in identifying who this man is for what occurred two years ago,” Toronto Police Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said Monday.

“And with Remembrance Day around the corner, he may act again. It would be nice to actually apprehend him for pretty much disrespecting the surrounding cenotaph in the area that day.”

On social media, the mystery jogger's image, as well as the police report are also in heavy circulation -- where many seem eager to end this sordid saga, if not in a mischief charge, then at least a public shaming.

"Anyone who knows this imbecile, please call the cops," pleaded one retired newspaper columnist on Facebook.

On Reddit, users were even more aggressive, sharing the photograph under the blaring banner, 'DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS COWARD?'

Cyber-sleuths wasted no time cobbling together clues, some even analyzing the suspect's exercise gear down to the brand and potential vendors who carry it.

And as for all that rage over a two-year-old alleged crime?

"To be blunt, your 90-year-old grandfather doesn't exactly have an endless supply of Remembrance Days left," wrote one Redditor, "And nobody has a right to ruin such an important event for someone who served."

Investigators can be reached at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Dumb Criminals: Mugshot Gallery
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Police still searching for jogger who kicked down ... - Global News

Flag-kicking jogger spurs Internet sleuths to action | Toronto Star

Police still searching for jogger who kicked down flags on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day flag kicker still at large