Peel police are investigating after a man and his daughter were assaulted at a community centre in Mississauga.
Police said that on Monday, August 30 at approximately 9:25 p.m., both victims, a 34-year-old man and a 3-year-old girl, were present at the Meadowvale Community Centre after participating in a scheduled activity. While attending their vehicle in the parking lot of the community centre, a loud verbal argument between the suspect and a woman caught the attention of both victims. The suspect noticed that the victims were observing them and engaged in a verbal argument with the adult victim. The suspect then approached both victims and sprayed an unknown substance (possibly pepper spray or bear spray) at them, and then fled the area.
Both victims suffered minor physical injuries as a result and were assessed at the scene by paramedics.
The suspect is described as white, 5’8” in height, between the ages of 18-25, black shoulder length hair and was wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts at the time of the incident.
Peel police posted the above photo of the suspect on their website.
Anyone with information on this incident, including surveillance video or information on the identity of the suspect, is asked to contact 905-453-2121 extension. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.