BC: Students from Saudi Arabia face charges after fake gun pointed at couple in Victoria

In a case Victoria police spokesman Const. Mike Russell called “people doing stupid things,” two students from Saudi Arabia have been charged with pointing a firearm at a couple strolling down Store Street last week.

Meshal Alharbi and Mohammad Alhussain, both 23, turned themselves over police on the evening of Nov. 20. They were arrested and charged with carrying a replica firearm for a dangerous purpose, pointing a firearm, assault with a firearm, using a replica firearm to threaten and assault, and threatening to cause death or bodily harm.

Alharbi is also charged with carrying a concealed restricted weapon and having his face masked with intent to commit an offence.

Victoria provincial court Judge Ernie Quantz released both men on $10,000 bail and ordered them to surrender their passports to the court registry, where they will be kept until a further court order.

After his decision, Quantz told Alhussain that Canada is a very welcoming country to newcomers and students…

  • BillyHW

    Remember when Canadian schools educated Canadian children?

  • winniec

    And this isn’t another jihad…or is it? Or maybe they are imitating ISIS which is imitating the Arabian arch-criminal Mohammed.

    Liberals are instructed to immediately repeat your ‘calming mantra’…

    Say one hundred times: “Islam is peace…Islam is peace…”

  • Just a thought

    My Dad was in the First Marines in WWII. He taught me “you NEVER point a gun at anyone unless you intend to use it.” (And, even though you can’t use a toy gun to shoot someone, it was also included in the prohibition if the person you are pointing it at could think it’s real. ( Cops have shot people, and justifiably so, for thinking a toy was real.)

    ASIDE – For some strange reason, people at the gun range are always so very very polite! 😉

    • This was beyond stupid, they should be deported.

      • Frau Katze

        The police seem very blasé about it. They’re not used to Muslims in Victoria. Not very of them, thank goodness.

    • Maggat

      Not strange, common sense.

  • Sir Barrington Minge

    Saudi students?…First plane back to Soddy Barberia

    • Big Money for the universities.

      • Maggat

        Ya for sure, here in BC, yup.

      • Rosenmops

        The universities are like whores. They are prepared to throw away their reputations for money. Most of the Soddy students are dumb as rocks.

    • Maggat

      You stole my comment, however all I can say is ‘Flights are leaving as we speak, don’t let the door hit you on the way out”.

      • Sir Barrington Minge

        Sorry Mags…but I like your follow up.

  • Xavier

    In Soddy, how many appendages would this cost them?

  • Rosenmops

    In my town one Soddy student put a pool que into the eye of another Soddy Barbarian and pushed it in so hard it caused brain damage.

    Lovely folks!