It seems that the Toronto Police spoke too soon when they said they were "impressed" by the city's behaviour after the Raptors defeated the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals last Saturday. At the time, police spokesperson Katrina Arrogante told the media that the force was "amazed" that not a single arrest was made that night. However, a handful of Raptors fans wanted by police are still waiting to face consequences for their actions.
Police published a news release about the incident on Wednesday night, saying that they are wanted on charges of Mischief to a Toronto Police Car and Threatening a Toronto Police Officer.
"Following the Toronto Raptors game on Saturday May 25th, 2019 at approximately 11:20 pm, several men jumped on the top of a Toronto Police Car with an officer in the car in the Yonge Street and Dundas Street area," reads the police news release.
The police officer in the car attempted to arrest one of the suspects and that's when things really got out of hand. The rowdy group of cruiser-surfers crowded the police officer, seemingly in an attempt to intimidate him. Police allege that one of the suspects even threatened to kill the officer. Here's a video of the suspects in action:
"Fearing for his safety, the officer let the suspect go and got back into his car," reads the statement. On the very first game day of the NBA Finals in Toronto, it appears that the seven men are still at large. However, police have provided photos of each of them. Here are a few of the photos:
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Police urge the suspects to turn themselves in. "The Toronto Police Service reminds people to celebrate responsibly and safely, and within the law," they write.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com.