Man suffers brass knuckle attack in Charlottetown

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Brass knuckles, a prohibited weapon under the Canadian Criminal Code

A man stopped at traffic lights in Charlottetown Monday was attacked by men brandishing brass knuckles, suffering a bite wound in the resulting melee.

Charlottetown Police Services responded to the complaint of assault about 7:37 p.m. at the corner of Prince and Grafton streets.

Police were told by a victim that he was stopped at that intersection when a male approached his vehicle and kicked the side of it and showed a pair of brass knuckles.

“Two other males approached the victim and started to swing at him and the first male bit the victim on the neck area,” said the police report.

The victim was able to defend himself and the three males fled, running North on Prince St.

The suspects were described as Caucasian, in their early to mid 20's, wearing dark pants and black jackets with the hoods up.

The victim did not sustain any life-threatening injuries, said police.

Anyone with information may contact police at 902-629-4172, or on Facebook at PEI Crime Stoppers, or by anonymous text via SMS by sending “TIP162” plus your message to (274637) CRIMES, or on the web at, or toll-free phone to 1-877-222-8477.

Organizations: Police Services

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • Meeee
    December 19, 2013 - 06:03

    Doesn't sound made up at all ... People are hatful .. N people r dumb .. Makes total sence to me lol ...

  • Trevor Gallant
    December 18, 2013 - 15:41

    I am extremely disappointed at my fellow islanders attitude to a 3 on 1 assault. This happened to a good friend of mine and i assure you he has never, and would never be involved in any drug related issues. He doesnt have a wife he needs to lie to either. Sometimes people are just innocent and bad things happen. And for the naysayers these gutless punks were probably hoping to get some small middle aged man that they could do far worst to then they did to my friend. When they saw his 6'3" 300 pound self get out of the car biting was the only thing they could do. Then they tucked their tails between their legs and run away. Im not a believer in karma but i hope that the people who would did this gets theirs and those of you who have had "choice" words to say if ever you are a victim I hope you don't look to your fellow islander for compassion because apparently it does not exist.

  • Walt
    December 18, 2013 - 12:10

    Made up my butt! But he should have stayed in his car called 911 and snapped a few pics. I was getting a cab home one night downtown. Some little dirt bag walked out of his way to walk over the engine bonnet of the cab. The driver said if he did or said anything they would wait for his cab after the bars closed.

  • Sounds made up
    December 18, 2013 - 11:36

    You can believe the whole one sided account as soon as it's told to you, or you can ask questions. This story begs a lot of question. What I would like to know is why did a guy flash brass knuckles at him and kick his car? Why did he get out of his car? Did he have a weapon when he got out? Was there a struggle before he got bit on the neck? Does he have brass knuckle injuries? Any injuries other than the bite? Where are the people involved and do they have any injuries? I doubt he got out of his car to offer them man money for his brass knuckles.

  • blown away
    December 18, 2013 - 10:05

    To sounds made up and give your head a shake you people must live very sheltered lives to think that something like this couldn't happen on little ol pei but in reailty its more common then you think. Some people do stupid things for stupid reasons and sometimes it is innocent people that become victims. Not every victim of this type of crime is drug related and I can guarantee you that this is not the situation in this case. Not every police report gives you the exact detail to the case at hand when written up in the newspaper. We are islanders and most are all to quick to pass judgement on victims making comments as to well they must have deserved it or it was over drugs and the cheating comment .. Give your head a shake. I believe that everyone has the right to their own opinion but before you jump to conclusions think of yourself as the victim and how would you feel if this happened to you or a loved one, and how we as islanders pass judgements all to quickly. Open your eyes pei this has been an issue for way to long and not every assault crime is due to drugs on both parties, this could of happened to anyone wrong place wrong time.

  • Sounds made up
    December 18, 2013 - 07:23

    Really? On the corner of prince and grafton at 7:30pm and this wasn't talked about on Facebook or Twitter and no one else reported it? Why did he get out of his car after the guy flashed his brass knuckles? Is his car damaged where this guy supposedly kicked it? One bit him on his neck? There has to be more to this story.

  • Bud The Spud
    December 18, 2013 - 03:54

    They may wanna take up a new hobby. 3 on 1 fight and they still couldn't take him. Boys get off the drugs and do something productive with your lives. Stop being a nuisance to society. Nobody wants to hear your sob stories. Get clean and get a life.

  • Rick James
    December 17, 2013 - 22:03

    Bath salts is a hell of a drug.

  • John
    December 17, 2013 - 21:55

    Crack. Meth. Acid. Coke. Ecstacy. Heroin. MDMA. Bath Salts. Guns. Switchblades. Knucks. Prostitution. Solicitation. Police corruption. Street gangs. Wake Up islanders. It's all here and has been for a long long time.

    • don
      December 18, 2013 - 08:54

      did the government not say. come play on my island? well the criminals are and the sad part is it will only get worse. is the government ready for it? NO why they have less police to save money for wes, and the people are not ready for the crime that is to come. and it will oh boy will it ever.

  • NotTheMomma
    December 17, 2013 - 20:45

    Some PEI punks are watching too much television.

  • Give your head a shake
    December 17, 2013 - 20:22

    This is no more than some guy out getting friskie with some chick that bit him on the neck, now he has an excuse for the wife, he reported it

    • Hit the nail on the head
      December 18, 2013 - 05:26

      Funny,,,, just what I was thinking. If it looks and smells like fish, it likely is fish.

  • don
    December 17, 2013 - 19:05

    more then likely it is drug related. and the guy who got he crab knocked out of him these guys will meet him again. besides more then 1/2 of trouble is about drugs.

  • Islander
    December 17, 2013 - 17:58

    I am glad the victim did not sustain serious injuries, The trauma will have lasting effects. These punks and I relate to them as that because they are exactly that. No guts, no brains. Can one just imagine in their 20's doing this type iof activity. When caught and hopefully charged the Legal system has to dish out the appropriate punishment. This behaviour is totally unacceptable.

  • Coley
    December 17, 2013 - 17:45

    What on earth...? Who is doing stuff like this, here?

      December 17, 2013 - 19:44

      You would be surprised what goes on here, and who gets away with what, and why.