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Man, 45, charged in Mischief - Endanger Life investigation,
Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area

Broadcast time: 09:44
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

51 Division

Case #: 2018-1274132

The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in a Mischief - Endanger Life investigation.

On Friday, July 13, 2018, at approximately 12:34 a.m., officers responded to a call for a personal injury collision in the Queen Street East and Jarvis Street area.

It is alleged that:

- a man found a pile of wire near the roadside

- the wire was attached to a pole

- he stretched the wire across the roadway

- as a motorcyclist passed, he tightened the wire

- the motorcyclist was "clotheslined" off his bike

Phillip Gaudet, 45, of Toronto, was arrested. He is charged with:

1) Assault with a Weapon
2) Mischief - Endanger Life
3) Fail to Comply with Recognizance

He is scheduled to appear in court at College Park on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10 a.m., room 501.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications