(THUNDER BAY, ON) – A sign appeared over the McIntyre River Wednesday evening asking the Thunder Bay Police Service to stop throwing people in the river.
The bedsheet hung up by some string first appeared Wednesday evening.
A Facebook profile by the name of Mike Shewaybick accused the Thunder Bay Police Service of throwing a woman into a river and then arrested her and taking her to jail, only to release her soon after. The woman’s name has not been provided.
Numerous claims of similar events have been made in the past, with none that I’m aware of being substantiated as true in the last 20 years or more.
There were rumours that a serial killer was roaming around, tossing drunk people into the river. During this rumours peak popularity, Thunder Bay Police officers rescued a drunk man from the McIntyre river. The man was revived after almost drowning to death and he was rushed to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre where he came to and told police what had happened. He was just drunk and fell into the river.
Thunder Bay’s first responders get called to river incidents almost daily and most often numerous times a day for drunk people either being passed out next to the river or causing a disturbance. Below is a recent photo of some people passed out next to a river.
“Hell have you tryed going to the LCBO by the mall (Beside the McIntyre River) I’ve had three drunks try to steal my bottle out of my hands and see a few f***ing behind the store but the cops are the ones with issues right.” – Cody Sheedy.
”I feel sorry for the TBPS, I see what they deal with day in and day out. To accuse them of this without proof is disgusting!” – Sharon Nystrom.
Our police are not the ones throwing people into the river, they are the ones rescuing people from the river.
The main suspects that are likely the culprits for people ending up in the river are Jack Daniel, Kelly, and Captain Morgan.
The sign has since been removed.