Fans pelt police at Bomber game
November 10, 2009
THE CANADIAN PRESS
An assault charge has been laid after police were showered with beer and one officer was allegedly struck on the head while escorting a drunken fan from a Winnipeg Blue Bombers football game.
Police say an officer was escorting an intoxicated male out of Canad Inns Stadium during Sunday's loss to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats when another fan seated next to the first man tried to stop them.
A second officer stepped in to help and, as they were leaving the area, a third male allegedly struck one of the officers several times in the back of the head while beer rained down on them. The drunken fan then tried to free himself from custody, tumbling down several stairs with one of the officers.
William Cody McGimpsey, 24, of Winnipeg, is charged with assaulting a police officer, while a man, 52, was detained under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.