Of­fi­cial re­sign­ing af­ter ‘threat’ to beat man with fake leg

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NORTH YORK | A bor­ough coun­cil­woman who told a vol­un­teer fire­fighter she’d beat him over the head with his pros­thetic leg says she was only jok­ing — but is re­sign­ing nonethe­less.

North York Coun­cil­woman San­dra Hin­kle said Thurs­day that the con­tro­versy prompt­ing her res­ig­na­tion is a “bless­ing in dis­guise” be­cause she’s tired of in­fight­ing and other con­tentious is­sues on the coun­cil.

The York Daily Record first re­ported that the fire­fighter, Christo­pher Wil­helm, had be­gun cir­cu­lat­ing a pe­ti­tion call­ing for Ms. Hin­kle to re­sign af­ter ar­gu­ing with her at Tues­day’s coun­cil meet­ing.

That hap­pened af­ter Mr. Wil­helm recorded an eight-minute Facebook Live video at the meet­ing on the bor­ough’s bud­get, which Mr. Wil­helm said he was try­ing to pub­li­cize for res­i­dents who couldn’t at­tend.

“If that [video] goes on YouTube or Facebook, I will take your leg off and beat you with it,” Mr. Wil­helm told the news­pa­per, quot­ing Ms. Hin­kle. Mr. Wil­helm lost his leg to can­cer in 2010.

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