(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A concerning incident is unfolding in the city’s south side this evening.
I, myself, was lurking around, patrolling the city looking for something to report when I decided to check on the McKenzie Street area.
Upon turning onto McKenzie from Dease I noticed that a person was in the middle of the road, interrupting traffic. As my driver approached the scene at a severely reduced speed, the woman bolted in front of our vehicle, forcing us to a complete stop.
She then lightly flailed her way over to my drivers side door and attempted to open the door, luckily it was locked. We then continued heading down McKenzie and turned around on a side street.
When we made it back to the woman, she was standing in the road and waving erratically at vehicles passing by. This wasn’t the usual subtle wave that motorists are used to on McKenzie.
I decided to make the call to 911 to have the woman’s welfare checked and to ensure that she wasn’t having a medical episode.
It is never advised to stop for strangers, especially in rough neighbourhoods. Ensure your own safety and call 911 to have professionals check up on the incident. Your safety is number 1.