A British Columbia man accused of jumping naked into a shark tank at an aquarium has been granted bail following a court appearance on Friday.
David Weaver was released on $1,000 bail with a $2,000 deposit because he is from out of province.
The 37-year-old sat expressionless and silent throughout much of the court proceedings until accepting his bail conditions which includes remaining in Ontario for the duration of the trial, attending alcohol and anger management counselling and staying away from both Ripley’s Aquarium and Medieval Times.
Weaver is facing one count of assault causing bodily harm and two mischief-related charges after a night of drunken antics last Friday. Police allege he caused a ruckus inside Medieval Times before assaulting a man outside. He then made his way to the aquarium where he stripped naked, vaulted a barrier and jumped into the shark tank.
Videos posted online show a naked man swimming in the tank as sharks pass underneath, with a security guard yelling at him to get out of the water.
Weaver was arrested near Thunder Bay earlier this week, believed to be on his way back to B.C.