Police were called out to a bizarre scene about 2:30 this afternoon - a man in his mid-20s had driven his truck clear through one of the businesses in the strip mall on First Avenue, just west of 8th Street.
Police are still conducting the investigation, but witnesses say the man simply plowed into Carbon Credit Solutions, spun his tires repeatedly and finally came out the back of the building.
Debi MacLeod, owner of The Avenue Cakery and Bakeshoppe, says her husband, Neil, initially thought the man was suffering some sort of medical emergency and ran into the building to pull him from the vehicle. But the man just kept spinning his tires and Neil eventually had to leave because the smell of burnt rubber was so overpowering.
This video, shot by Neil MacLeod and provided to AIR 106.1 FM, shows the man being arrested by police.
Debi MacLeod says there were kids in the parking lot who witnessed the police drag the man from the vehicle and cuff him. She's both grateful that no one was hurt and disgusted by the whole incident.
Const. Tulloch from the RCMP told AIR 106.1 FM that crews were checking to make sure the building was safe for the rest of the tenants before allowing them back in. McLeod says she was able to get back in around 4 o'clock.
Here's the full AIR 106.1 FM interview with Const. Tulloch:
We'll have more on this story as it develops.