Man arrested for assaulting Canadian cop with ‘block of cheese’

May 13, 2024 | Political News

On Thursday, three people were arrested in St. John's after allegedly assaulting officers with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary. One of the suspects was said to have used a block of cheese to carry out the attack.

According to the CBC, officers were called to a disturbance at an apartment building in the west end of the city around 1:30 pm. Upon arrival, they allegedly saw a woman assaulting another woman, and moved in to break things up. At that point, one of the women hit an officer in the face.

Later that afternoon, while members of the RNC were responding to a home invasion, an officer was assaulted by the alleged invader.

The third incident took place around 9 pm in the city centre. As Staff Sgt. Justin Soo explained, when officers showed up on scene, they “encountered a very irate male who then assaulted officers with a block of cheese.”

Exactly which variety of cheese had been used in the attack was not made public.

He was subsequently “arrested and conveyed to the St. John's lockup to await court.”

All three suspects were charged with offences related to their particular situations, as well as assaulting a peace officer and resisting arrest.