NWT jails one-armed bandit - Macleans.ca

NWT jails one-armed bandit

Man assaulted Mountie with his prosthetic arm


This is one of those cases where a headline tells the whole story. Bobby Kaotalok, a 24-year-old Yellowknife man, received a year in jail this week for a July incident at Stanton Territorial Hospital in which he attacked an RCMP officer with his prosthetic arm. Alcohol was a factor. According to Const. Todd Scaplin, Kaotalok “became combative, started clenching his fists… er, fist, at the member, and was swearing, just being belligerent.” When the officer in question asked him what his next move might be, Kaotalok removed his prosthetic arm and swung it at the Mountie, who was not injured in the assault.

CBC News

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