In what has to be the most Canadian crime ever, police in the Toronto area have charged a man after allegedly hijacking a bus with a knife and forcing the driver to take him to Tim Hortons.
Police allege Daniel Ferreira, 31, of Toronto, boarded a city bus early on Friday and threatened the driver with a knife, forcing him to run red lights and drive at a high rate of speed through city streets.
Ferreira eventually directed the driver to pull into a Tim Horton’s located at Steeles Avenue in Vaughan. That’s where the suspect entered Tim Horton’s and called 911 to report that he believed he was suffering from a drug overdose.
Officers arrived on scene and were able to safely evacuate the store and arrest Ferreira.
Ferreira faces five charges, including assault with a weapon, mischief endangering life, forcible confinement, uttering threats and taking a motor vehicle without consent.
No one was injured during the incident.
A video of Constable Laura Nicolle speaking about this incident is available for viewing below: