People in Canada are sick and tired of the snow and are taking it out on each other.
Last Sunday, a man in an upscale Quebec City neighborhood became so upset a woman from a snow removal service was putting snow on his yard that he shouted at her and then took a shovel and hit the window of the vehicle she was driving.
“The woman apologized and returned to work … a bit later the man opened his garage door and emerged with a shotgun, pointed it at the ground and looked at her in a threatening way,” said police spokeswoman Catherine Viel.
Police arrested the man, who will be charged with negligent use of a firearm, and seized a total of 13 weapons from his home. Viel said snow-related fights were unusually common.
“It’s happened particularly often this year … you have to be used to snow if you live in Quebec but it’s been a bit extreme this year. People are fed up,” she said.
In Montreal, police said a man had produced a toy gun during a heated dispute Sunday between two drivers over a rare parking space. He may face weapons charges.
Sounds like what Canada needs is a good dose of Global Warming before something serious happens. Fights are getting so bad spontaneous hockey games are breaking out. (Complaints about that last joke can be sent to…)
Here’s my favorite part of the story:
Montreal is also having problems disposing of the snow. One massive mound is around 80-feet high and officials told reporters that unless steps were taken to dismantle the pile, much of it would still be there when next winter started.
Yes, snow that never goes away. Montreal is about to officially become part of the Polar Ice Cap. Polar Bears to follow.