Hate Hoax Aborted: Assault against pro-choice advocate didn’t happen, police say

Kitchener woman who made report has been charged with public mischief

Waterloo Regional Police Service has charged a 41-year-old Kitchener woman with public mischief after a month-long investigation into an alleged assault against her.

The woman, who is a local pro-choice advocate, said a man threw a bucket of red paint at her face outside the Charles and Borden Tim Hortons, and yelled “murderer” before walking away last month.

Police investigated the case as a hate crime.