A 21-year-old Vancouver woman could be charged with assault after dumping a pitcher of pop on Mayor Sam Sullivan at the Non-Partisan Association’s mayoral nomination meeting.

Vancouver Police Const. Tim Fanning said the woman, an Anti Poverty Committee member, is known to police.

“There were some of our officers there in plain clothes. They quickly grabbed her and arrested her for assault,” Fanning said, adding police want to restrict her movements when released.


“We’re obviously seeking conditions, one of which will be not to be anywhere near the mayor.”
Fanning said he can’t release the woman’s name until she is formally charged.

Sullivan, however, said he didn’t plan to press charges.

“It’s incredible what Coca-Cola will do for your hair,” he said.

“And then, of course, that they chose one of the major sponsors for the Olympic and Paralympic Games was very gratifying to me.”