...on how banning snowplows will reduce urban crime in Toronto...
Peter Tolias, the president of Tolias Landscaping and Plowing, the company that owns the plow, described what followed as “a two-hour rampage” through city streets before police finally cornered the driver.**********
Tolias said two of his employees were working beside the vehicle, a heavy duty Chevy pickup truck with an attached plow and salter, when a “guy with no shoes” jumped in and sped off.
“He was barefoot and just came running and jumped in,” said Tolias, 29.
Tolias’s general manager Richard Eros used the GPS tracking system on the truck to help police trail it as it sped west, smashing into at least 15 parked cars on the way.
“He was on a two-hour rampage. Nobody could stop him,” said Tolias, adding that at one point, he almost cornered the stolen plow himself.
UPDATE: Cop-killer identified
The man who allegedly killed a police officer with a stolen snowplow has been charged with first-degree murder.
Richard Kachkar, 44 and of no fixed address, also faces two counts of attempted murder.