Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Say Luring Confrontation at Restaurant a Case of Mistaken Identity

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

RCMP Say Luring Confrontation at Restaurant a Case of Mistaken Identity

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Luring confrontation nets charges

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LLOYDMINSTER, Alta. - Police have charged a man who they allege confronted another man with a video camera and accused him of trying to meet up with a young boy in what is being called a case of mistaken identity.

RCMP allege the suspect approached a man last weekend outside a restaurant in Lloydminster, on the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary.

When the suspect with the camera accused the other man of being there to meet a child, police say the second man got into his car and drove away.

Police say a vehicle followed him, blocked him in, and the man with the camera demanded he get out.

Police say the man being videotaped feared for his safety and hit a parked car while trying to flee.

Sgt. Jack Poitras said the man who was confronted wasn't even the person the man with the camera was looking for. …

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