Pro­tester get­ting his bong back

Waterloo Region Record - - LOCAL - Record staff

KITCH­ENER — Mis­sion ac­com­plished.

For sev­eral weeks, Jeffrey Shaver has been protest­ing in his un­der­wear or thong, say­ing Water­loo Re­gional Po­lice wrong­fully ar­rested him for pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana.

He said they seized his bong and a small amount of pot and de­manded they be re­turned.

On Fri­day, the Cam­bridge man said the pos­ses­sion charge has now been dropped and he’ll be get­ting his bong and pot back.

“The ac­tion of the Crown on this mar­i­juana case has been com­pletely un­rea­son­able,” Shaver, 31, said via Mes­sen­ger. “There should have been no need to con­tinue (protest­ing) for such a long time.”

Shaver said he has a med­i­cal mar­i­juana card and pre­sented it to po­lice but was still ar­rested.

Ear­lier this week, he was charged with pub­lic nu­dity af­ter he wore only a thong out­side the Kitch­ener court­house. He gained fame late last month when The Record re­ported on and pho­tographed his court­house protest in which he wore Speedo-style un­der­wear.

The ar­rest in which his stash and bong were seized hap­pened at Cam­bridge Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal.

“I was hav­ing a panic at­tack and I was brought there and I had an is­sue with the vend­ing ma­chine and I was charged with tres­pass­ing and caus­ing a dis­tur­bance by yelling,” he said. “They asked me to leave. “Po­lice ar­rested me and searched me.”

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