Rap­tors fan faces charges over vul­gar com­ment

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

TORONTO — A Rap­tors fan ac­cused of mak­ing a vul­gar com­ment about the wife of NBA star Stephen Curry on live tele­vi­sion has now been charged.

Po­lice say 28-year-old Tris­tan Warkentin of Toronto turned him­self in Thurs­day morn­ing and faces a charge of mis­chief by in­ter­fer­ing with the law­ful op­er­a­tion of prop­erty.

Warkentin is ac­cused of ut­ter­ing what po­lice call “pro­fane phrases” in an in­ter­view with a TV re­porter fol­low­ing Game 2 of the NBA Fi­nals be­tween the Toronto Rap­tors and Golden State War­riors on Sun­day night.

Of­fi­cers be­gan their in­ves­ti­ga­tion on Mon­day, af­ter a man be­ing in­ter­viewed out­side Toronto’s Sco­tia­bank Arena ref­er­enced Aye­sha Curry and shouted a sex­ual slur.

Curry, who grew up in Markham, Ont., is an ac­tress, celebrity cook, cook­book au­thor and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity.

Her hus­band, War­riors guard Stephen Curry, had 23 points in Sun­day’s win over the Rap­tors, fol­lowed by 47 in a Game 3 loss Wed­nes­day night that saw Toronto take a 2-1 se­ries lead.

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