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Jun 10, 2024

Councillor Burnside and Good Samaritans stop Home Depot theft

Toronto city councillor Jon Burnside helped apprehend a suspect in a Home Depot theft. Burnside, a 10-year veteran of Toronto Police Services, intervened when he saw two men leaving the Leaside Home Depot with unpaid merchandise. He attempted to record the incident, but one suspect turned on him.


“I was only planning on videotaping them but once the guy came at me I knew there was no going back,” Burnside said. A contractor and an off-duty firefighter assisted Burnside in restraining one of the suspects until police arrived. The other suspect fled the scene.

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