Oak Bay Police received a report of a man dropping a teddy bear on the sidewalk near Oak Bay Recreation Centre as bait to approach the person who picked it up.
The report came from a 14-year-old girl who witnessed the act on Dec. 30 at about 2:15 p.m., and then again on Jan. 1.
“She was walking in the area with friends she observed a male subject place a small teddy bear on the sidewalk. After she picked it up the male approached and engaged in conversation,” said Oak Bay Police Deputy Chief Mark Fisher.
The teen saw the man in the same area on Jan. 1 and again saw the stuffed bear on the sidewalk.
The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, about 6’ and 190 pounds, 25 to 30 years old with black hair. He was riding a white bike.
Police attended looked for the man and made inquiries with residents in the neighborhood, Fisher said. The matter is still under investigation.
At 11pm last night at Cadboro Bay/Cedar Hill Cross Rd, a 20 yr old man got a ticket, and his dad's car got impounded for 7 days, for more ridiculous stunting behaviour. See ya' tonight guys!! pic.twitter.com/uBHpzkUBNB
— Ray Bernoties (Police Chief – Oak Bay Police Dept) (@ray_oak) January 3, 2021