Man jailed for assaulting ex with poutine
By KATE MCLAREN, QMI Agency
TIMMINS, Ont. -- A Timmins man has been sentence to four months in jail for theft after dumping poutine on a woman's head and running off with her purse.
David Birch, 25, was sentenced Tuesday in Timmins provincial court.
The woman was an ex-spouse.
Court heard Birch entered a business in Timmins on May 20 at 3:30 a.m. where he encountered his former spouse.
Due to previous convictions, Birch was prohibited from having contact with her at the time.
The two argued but after the argument, the victim asked Birch to hold on to two poutines. Birch subsequently dumped one poutine over the woman’s head.
He then snatched the victim’s purse and fled the establishment. The purse contained valuable items, including bank cards and house keys.
Birch was apprehended by police several days later and ordered to return the items to their owner.
Duty counsellor Calvin Ferrier, who represented Birch during the proceeding, advised the court that the couple would like to reconcile.
“I’ve spoken to the victim, who would be happy to have the accused back in her life providing he pays her the money he owes her,” Ferrier said.
Assistant Crown attorney Dale Cox pointed out that the accused is still prohibited from contacting his former girlfriend.
“He’s been in court with alarming regularity,” said Cox.