February 24, 2012

A 38-year old man has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for threatening death and possession of marijuana.

On February 5, a male was in the TTC’s Humber Loop, demanding free rides from TTC operators, threatening to kill them if they did not comply.  The suspect was arrested by officers from Toronto Police Service 22 Division and held for a bail hearing.

Vangeli Keskinov pleaded guilty to the charges.  As well as the 20-day jail sentence, Keskinov was placed on probation for one year with a condition that he not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while on TTC vehicles or property.

On average, two TTC employees are assaulted every day, ranging from punching, slapping and spitting, to threats of physical harm or death. The TTC’s Court Advocates work with Crown Attorneys and the Courts to secure the stiffest penalties possible for those convicted of assault on TTC employees, and continue to seek limits on the use of public transit in Toronto for those convicted of these crimes.

 

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