Scorned advances alleged to have sparked assaults

A man has been charged with assault after he allegedly smashed a bottle over the head of a woman who scorned his advances, Vancouver police said yesterday.

Baljinder Singh Toor was charged with one count of assault and three counts of assault with a weapon after he allegedly went on a rampage at a chic restaurant in the West End.


"He was a one-man wrecking crew," said VPD Const. Jana McGuinness.

Three women were enjoying New Year’s Eve festivities when a man started making advances at one of them.

She politely turned him down. But when he persisted, one of her friends stepped in and told the man she wasn’t interested in him.

The man reacted by punching her friend in the face and then struck the woman he had been flirting with over the head with a bottle, causing serious cuts to her head.

Heading down the stairs, the man "bottled" a female security guard. The woman suffered wounds to her head.

Outside, after his ejection, he also threw a bottle into the restaurant, striking a doorman.

Toor was arrested and appeared in court yesterday.

where and when

  • The assault took place at Romano’s Macaroni Grill on 1523 Davie St. around 10:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

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