The Calgary Police are seeking public assistance to identify a man who spat on a woman and called her racial slur in Northeast of the city.
“On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a woman approached the entrance to the Dollarama, located at 5401 Temple Dr. N.E. As she was about to enter, a man was exiting the store. She stepped aside to allow the man to leave, at which point, without provocation, he spit on the woman and called her a racial slur. The man then left the area on foot,” the Calgary Police said in a statement.
The statement further added that a sample of the saliva from the victim’s clothing was submitted to the DNA laboratory in hopes of obtaining a match.
However, the Calgary Police said results from such tests can take several months to obtain and we are still waiting for information.
“Police have been unable to identify the suspect and are now seeking assistance from Calgarians to identify the man,” the Calgary Police said, adding that the suspect is described as olive-skinned, approximately 6’ tall with a medium build. He had on a grey jacket and was carrying a white plastic bag.
The victim, Tiana Hay, a Canadian Jamaican has said in her statement that the offense has impacted her life in ways that I did not know were possible.
I’ve become paranoid and traumatized since this horrific incident, I have difficulties trying to complete daily activities without feeling anxious and panicked.
“These acts of hate should not be overlooked and must be addressed,” Hay said while urging the Calgarians to assist in identifying and locating the suspect so that extensive consequences can be applied.