Man faces charges in Canucks riot and Flames incident 0
While most hockey traditions include lucky coins or jerseys, one man's not-so-lucky tradition has landed him in jail.
Vancouver police announced riot-related charges Sunday against Salmon Arm resident Andrew Comber, 38 - including participating in a riot, mischief and arson - after he was arrested Saturday by Salmon Arm RCMP.
Comber is also wanted in Alberta on charges stemming from a 2004 incident following a Calgary Flames game where he is alleged to have caused a disruption resulting in his arrest. Those charges include assaulting a peace officer, resisting arrest, two counts of obstructing a peace officer, mischief, theft, possession of a controlled substance and four counts of failure to appear.
According to the Integrated Riot Investigation Team, Comber had "completely painted himself green," and is believed to have lit a stuffed bear on fire and thrown it on top of a flipped truck in the 300 block of West Georgia the night of last June's riot.
"Comber was very active and noticeable during the evening, and was seen in multiple locations taunting the police," read a police statement.
Fugitive services will now fly out to B.C. to bring the man back to Alberta where he will answer to the 2004 charges.
It's the second time in as many days riot suspects have been arrested in their homes outside the Lower Mainland.
"With the help and support of partner police agencies, rioters won't be able to escape justice by hiding in their communities," said Insp. Les Yeo.