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Naked man who jumped in shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium wanted for assault at Medieval Times

Last Updated Oct 16, 2018 at 7:38 am EST

Summary

A man stripped down and jumped naked into a shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium on Friday night


Just two hours before, police think the same man was involved in a fight at Medieval Times.


He's wanted for assault causing bodily harm, mischief and committing an "indecent act."


A man who stripped naked and jumped into a shark tank — twice — at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Friday night is also believed to be the same man wanted for assaulting a customer outside Medieval Times earlier in the evening.

He has been identified as David Weaver, 37, of Nelson, British Columbia.

The naked man who jumped into the shark tank at Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12, 2018 is also wanted for an alleged assault outside Medieval Times. Screenshot courtesy: Instagram/@karlzway and HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service
The naked man who jumped into the shark tank at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Oct. 12, 2018 is also wanted for an alleged assault outside Medieval Times. Screenshot courtesy: Instagram/@karlzway and HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

 

Police said he was asked to leave the shark tank by security after his first jump around 10:30 p.m. He exited but then jumped right back into the tank on the main floor. He then got out, put his clothes back on and left the aquarium.

Police believe the same man responsible for the “indecent act” also assaulted a customer at Medieval Times just two hours before the incident at Ripley’s.

Police say the suspect was being unruly and was escorted out of Medieval Times by staff. He then came back inside and allegedly kicked two glass doors, shattering them.

The man was escorted out again and allegedly assaulted a 34-year-old man outside. Police say the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but paramedics say his injuries were minor.

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The incident at Ripley’s Aquarium happened soon after.

“According to internal surveillance video, the individual in question entered Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada shortly after 10 p.m. After purchasing a ticket, he immediately disrobed and proceeded to climb over the security barrier into the exhibit,” Ripley’s said in an emailed statement.

Aquarium officials said police were called as staff tried to get the man to leave the tank.

The suspect is described as five feet 10 inches tall and 220 pounds. He has a shaved head, a dark goatee, is missing a front tooth and has a tattoo on his lower leg.

Weaver is believed to be driving a green Dodge Caravan with a B.C. licence plate.