No charges in bizarre incident with naked woman: Vancouver police
The 'strange and suspicious' incident sparked a large emergency response in downtown Vancouver, but police say no charges will be laid.
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Police say no charges will be recommended following a bizarre incident involving a naked woman in a locked store that sparked a large emergency response in downtown Vancouver last Friday.
Around noon, police cordoned off an area of Robson Street near Hamilton after a witness called 911 to say they looked into a locked store and saw a foot sticking out from behind a counter, according to Vancouver police.
When officers arrived, they saw a naked woman and at least one man walking around inside the shop, police said.
Neither appeared to be in distress, but police said the strange and suspicious circumstances and the man and woman’s refusal to unlock the door and speak with officers triggered the attendance of police negotiators and the emergency response team.
An hour later, two men were later arrested as they exited the rear of the business, police said. The men were taken to police headquarters to be interviewed, and were later released.
During the incident, police spoke with a representative for the store who told officers that the store was closed and that no one was inside. But the representative turned out to be one of the men who was eventually taken into custody.
Meanwhile, the woman was taken to hospital to be looked at by medical staff, police said.
Detectives obtained a search warrant and took video footage from the office along with a number of other items linked to the incident.
After watching the video and speaking with the three people involved, police said there's no evidence to support any criminal charges.