Man hijacks bus, demands to be taken to Tim Hortons coffee shop

Man hijacks bus, demands to be taken to Tim Hortons coffee shop
Man hijacks bus, demands to be taken to Tim Hortons coffee shop (Wikimedia)

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:

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