Ripley’s Aquarium skinny-dipping suspect arrested in Thunder Bay

Ripley’s Aquarium skinny-dipping suspect arrested in Thunder Bay

A man wanted in connection with an assault at Medieval Times and a subsequent skinny-dip in a Ripley’s Aquarium shark tank has been arrested in the Thunder Bay area, police say.

Police say the man was arrested by the OPP around 4:40 p.m. Tuesday near Thunder Bay during a vehicle stop. Toronto Police Services and the OPP are working together to bring the man back to Toronto, although police could not confirm a timeline.

The arrest came four days after the suspect allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old man outside Medieval Times. Early Friday night, a man was asked to leave the Dufferin St. and Saskatchewan Rd. venue for being disruptive.

He allegedly later returned and smashed two glass doors before approaching and assaulting the victim in what appeared to be a random attack, seriously injuring him.

The suspect then fled the scene, allegedly reappearing at Ripley’s Aquarium around 10:30 p.m., then removed his clothing before jumping into a shark tank and swimming a few laps before calmly walking away.

Video of the illicit, late-night swim quickly went viral.

37-year-old David Weaver of Nelson, B.C. has been charged with assault causing bodily harm, and mischief.

Rhianna Jackson-Kelso is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Follow her on Twitter: @RhiannaJK

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