Poutine assault in Abbotsford called in to 911

Driver reports having poutine thrown on him after a disagreement with two women in his vehicle

Poutine assault in Abbotsford called in to 911

Add this to the “assault by food” category for calls handled by the Abbotsford Police Department (APD).

Emergency 911 dispatchers on Thursday received a call from a man in his 40s who was upset about a dispute that occurred between him and two female passengers in his vehicle.

Const. Ian MacDonald said the argument apparently erupted because the women – in their late 40s and early 50s – had plans for the day that differed from the man’s.

MacDonald said the disagreement escalated, and one or both of the women threw their poutine – a dish of French fries topped with cheese curds and gravy – at the man.

MacDonald said the driver reported the incident in the area of the Mt. Lehman interchange off Highway 1.

When police arrived, the two women were gone. MacDonald said witnesses reported that they had seen a verbal altercation among the three people, and it appeared that the women had been told to get out of the vehicle.

In the incident report, the investigating officer noted that the complainant had gravy on his hoodie and fries were scattered on the backseat of the car.

No charges were laid.