NANAIMO, B.C. — Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are investigating an assault on a teenage boy where the attacker is alleged to have told the 15-year-old to remove his clothes and walk home naked.
RCMP say the boy attended a gathering for teens when he was kicked and punched by a 16-year-old suspect, who allegedly threw the victim's cellphone, wallet and shoes in the lake.
Mounties say when the teen began walking, a bystander helped by giving him some clothing and a ride home, where his parents called police.
Investigators were provided with a video that police say was shared on social media, in which a number of people can be heard in the background laughing and jeering at the victim.
The 16-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday after being involved in an unrelated car accident, where police say he allegedly threatened the other driver with a metal baton.
The teen has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and robbery over the attack on the teen and uttering threats and possession of a weapon after the crash.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021.