B.C. man accused of swimming naked in Toronto shark tank arrested


Police have arrested a B.C. man who is accused of swimming naked in a shark tank at a popular Toronto aquarium.

Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook of Toronto police says the man was arrested Tuesday afternoon by Ontario Provincial Police in the Thunder Bay area during a vehicle stop.

David Weaver, 37, is seen in this undated police handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Toronto Police Service

She says Toronto police were working with OPP to have him returned to face charges.

A man stunned patrons and staff at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on Friday night when police say he stripped naked, hopped a security barrier and jumped into a large shark tank.

Witnesses say the man spent several minutes swimming in the tank with sand tiger sharks, sawfish and moray eels.

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Police allege the same man is wanted in connection with an alleged assault at another location earlier Friday that seriously injured a man.

Police say David Weaver, 37, of Nelson, B.C., was wanted for assault causing bodily harm and mischief interfere with property.