After a snitch reported that children were tobogganing on a hill in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, a police and city enforcement officer were dispatched to disperse the crowd. Children were crying after they were told to leave the hill.
Inside Halton explains:
An Oakville man says Halton police made his young daughter cry as they cleared a crowd of tobogganers from an Oakville park on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Charbel Cheaib said his 11-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter had been cooped up inside all day so he and his wife decided to take them to Old Abbey Lane Park to enjoy some tobogganing.
At around 4 p.m., he said the fun came to an end when a Halton police officer arrived on the scene.
“He was making his way down the line telling people ‘Time to go home. This is your last run’ and my daughter started crying,” said Cheaib.
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