Man to plead guilty for naked shark tank swim

The Prince George Citizen - - News -

TORONTO (CP) — A Bri­tish Columbia man ac­cused of swim­ming naked in a shark tank at a Toronto aquar­ium is ex­pected to plead guilty to mis­chief in that in­ci­dent next month. David Weaver, of Nel­son, was ar­rested and charged in Oc­to­ber of last year, four days af­ter the al­leged in­ci­dent. Po­lice al­lege he went to Ri­p­ley’s Aquar­ium in down­town Toronto on Oct. 12, bought a ticket, then stripped naked and jumped into the fa­cil­ity’s shark tank. A large crowd was at the aquar­ium that night for a “jazz night” event and some in at­ten­dance took videos of the al­leged in­ci­dent. The videos, which sur­faced on so­cial me­dia and at­tracted internatio­nal at­ten­tion, show a naked man swim­ming in the tank with sand tiger sharks, saw­fish and moray eels.

Dur­ing a brief hear­ing Wed­nes­day, court heard that Weaver would ap­pear on Sept. 19 for a guilty plea in the Ri­p­ley’s in­ci­dent. Po­lice have also al­leged that ear­lier on Oct. 12, Weaver as­saulted a man out­side Me­dieval Times, a show where ac­tors play­ing knights joust and com­pete in a mock tour­na­ment. A win­dow was also al­legedly bro­ken.

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