Alleged hot tub racist arrested at a Metro Vancouver rec centre

Burnaby NOW


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A 46-year-old New Westminster man soaking in a Burnaby rec centre hot tub was arrested Sunday night after allegedly yelling racial slurs, screaming and swearing at staff and other patrons, according to Burnaby RCMP.

Police got a report just after 7:30 p.m. that the man had been asked by Edmonds Community Centre staff to leave but had refused.

Five officers eventually attended as the suspect initially did not comply after being asked “multiple times” to leave the swimming pool area, according to police.

After a trip to the changeroom, the man was taken away in a police car and now faces charges of mischief and causing a disturbance.

He has been released on a promise to appear.

As one of his release conditions he is not allowed to go to the Edmonds Community Centre.

In a separate incident, police arrested a 45-year-old man allegedly involved in a number of serious incidents in Burnaby – including hurling racist and sexist remarks around on a transit bus.