64-year old man accused of pushing subway rider off Main Station platform

Toronto Police have arrested and charged 64-year old Leslie Perrault

64-year old Leslie Perrault was caught on security camera at Main Street subway station
Photo: Toronto Police/Contributed

The fear of being pushed on to the subway tracks while you wait for your train has probably flashed into your mind at some point.

It happened to a man at Main Street station at 1:00am Sunday and now Toronto Police have made an arrest.

64-year old Leslie Perrault is charged with mischief endangering life, two counts of assault and one count of being a common nuisance.

Authorities accuse him of shoving a man down onto the tracks.

There was no train coming and the victim just got up and crossed over to the other side of the tunnel to get away.

Witnesses helped him up onto the platform.

The incident was caught on security camera.

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  1. Bill R posted on 04/10/2014 06:45 PM
    It's still attempted murder, no less. What's with mischief, assault, nuisance? Geez. What will it take to curb these whackos? Certainly not slaps on the wrist.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 04/11/2014 10:15 AM
      @Bill R Unfortunately, the mere fact of them being "whackos" means that there is nothing you can do that would curb them. People with mental disorders do not logically consider their actions or the consequences of them. You can fry every single one of them in the electric chair, and they would still do it.

      Best advice is to always, always, always stay well back. You just can't trust the people around you to be sane. Especially in a place like Toronto.
    2. Bill R posted on 04/11/2014 01:38 PM
      @Angry Bill Understood. But we as a society can start displaying more outrage that mental disorder people should not walk freely among us like so many ticking time bombs. The fact that I can't trust anyone around me to be sane is a sad state of affairs.
    3. Danny posted on 04/30/2014 02:15 AM
      @Angry Bill "Especially in a place like Toronto"? What rubbish. Aside from that (and the fact that most mental disorders -e.g., depression -don't make people dangerous), I get your point.
  2. Liberal posted on 04/11/2014 02:24 PM
    @Bill R: What are you talking about? Everybody knows that a crime doesn't count if the person committing it is mentally unwell. If the man he pushed had been hit by the train, he'd know it was his own fault for participating in a society where we don't provide enough concessions for crazy people.

    That poor old man is the REAL victim here.
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