Last October, a B.C. man was arrested in Toronto after he entered Ripley’s Aquarium, stripped down until he was fully-naked, and swam in the shark tank.
Footage from the tank’s viewing area show the tank’s sharks swimming near the man.
In addition, video from above the tank captured the man getting out and briefly talking to an aquarium employee. He then back-flipped back into the tank, drawing a reaction from the onlooking crowd.
[Content Warning: Both videos contain full nudity.]
The man then fled the aquarium, along with a woman who had his clothes, before local police arrived on the scene.
He was later arrested in Thunder Bay, Ontario during a traffic stop.
And in a surprising turn, the man was also identified to be the alleged suspect in an assault that occurred earlier in the same day. That incident is being handled separately.
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The man, David Weaver of Nelson, British Columbia, was charged with assault and mischief. After his bail conditions were relaxed this spring, he returned to B.C. where he works as a fishing guide, according to CTV News.
Following a court hearing last week, indications are that Weaver is set to plead guilty to mischief in the Ripley’s Aquarium incident. His court date is September 19th.
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