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.
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.