Feb 11 2010
A video of security guards in Seattle standing still while a robbery victim suffers a savage beating has gone viral.
I’d like to be able to say that Vancouver’s transportation security had a better record. Sadly, the don’t. Remember this?
Ravinder Sidhu said he was beaten and robbed late on the night of July 15 in a well-lit area at Surrey Central Station. Sidhu said the attacker left him bruised after stealing his watch and gifts for his six-year-old son.
“I had to get up, call the security people from the red phone which is in the secured area, and then somebody came to my aid,” said Sidhu.
“What if I had been knocked unconscious or I got stabbed? I wouldn’t be able to pick up the red phone,” he said.
And don’t forget, tourists. Pay your fare for skytrain or get Tasered.