Man arrested after swinging election sign, threatening couple in Oak Bay

A man began swinging an election sign and threatening to kill a woman and her husband after she denied his request for a cigarette, Oak Bay police say.

Police said the incident happened Oct. 11 in the 2500-block of Beach Drive.

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“He also threatened police when we arrived and continually reached into his pockets, despite police direction not to do so,” said Oak Bay Deputy Police Chief Ray Bernoties, adding a Saanich officer also attended the scene and the man was ultimately arrested without incident.

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