Montreal businessman takes issue with street kids
A well-known Montreal business owner says he has had enough of street people coming around to disturb his clients.
Peter Sergakis says Wednesday morning around 10 o'clock some street kids showed up on the terrace of one of his downtown restaurants. He says they were impolite and vulgar so he told them they were not welcomed.
"And then one of them got really mad and violent, and started throwing whatever was on the tables onto the floor," he says.
He then took off running and Sergakis chased after him. When he caught up to him, he says he held him down until police arrived. He says the street kid was arrested for damaging property and uttering death threats.
Sergakis says there was another incident involving a young homeless man last week.
"One of my customers was sitting on a terrace, and a street kid came by and grabbed his steak and started eating it on the street."
The businessman says he plans on writing a letter to the Mayor and the police chief to discuss what he says has become a big problem.
"I find it sad because Montreal is a beautiful city, and we have to take care of the problem."