On Thursday, September 6, employees at the Recreational Cannabis Farmers Market in Tyendinaga, Ontario had their workday interrupted when four masked-and-hooded assailants of alleged middle eastern decent burst through the front entrance, with one of them firing bear spray in the direction of the man and woman behind the counter.
CCTV footage released by the Tyendinaga Police Service shows that as two of the other suspects began to make their way around the right side of the counter, they were met by the male employee who swiftly grabbed a glass bong and wielded it over his head as he intimidated them into backing up.
As the attackers regrouped by the doorway, they made several more quick attempts to spray the employee before hurling a blue plastic bin at him, which glanced off of his left shoulder and tumbled to the floor behind him.
The employee made his way forward, and when he reached the door, swung the bong with both hands and shattered it. As soon as the suspects were outside, he closed and locked the door.
“They were met with great resistance by the store clerk,” stated Tyendinaga Police in a Facebook post. “And despite being sprayed with Bear Spray, the clerk who is from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory managed to successfully fight them off and force them from the store.”
Suspects then fled the in a white SUV heading west on Old Highway 2.
Police say that the incident is still under investigation and are asking anyone with information to contact the department at 613-967-3888.