Police arrested a man Monday afternoon on a weapons offence after a bank teller allegedly had a pointed object

Man arrested by Kelowna Mounties after menacing bank teller

A man is in custody after he allegedly pointed a nail file at a bank teller while mumbling about having money in his account by the end of the day.

UPDATE: Court records show Christopher Frank Butler has been charged with extortion in connection with Monday’s incident at the TD Bank, located at Ellis Street and Bernard Avenue. He made his first court appearance this afternoon (Tuesday) and is scheduled to return to court on March 29.

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A man is in custody after he allegedly pointed a nail file at a bank teller while mumbling something about having money in his account.

Just after 3 p.m. Monday, the 37-year-old, with an object believed to be a nail file in his hand, leaned in close to a teller at the downtown TD location and “made reference to his bank account and having money in it by the end of the day,” said Const. Steve Holmes. “He mumbled something further and then left.”

Police say the teller felt threatened by the man’s actions and took a step back to distance herself from him during the incident. RCMP were called after the man left the bank.

A short time later, officers found the man at Kelowna Gospel Mission, where he had been staying after moving to Kelowna a month ago, and arrested him.

He remained in custody Monday afternoon and was expected to appear in court on a recommended charge of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

The man, who has a diagnosed mental condition, will also likely face a psychological evaluation.

Police say their investigation is ongoing to determine if additional charges will be added.

 

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