A new video depicting an elderly couple wrestling with members of the Coquitlam, British Columbia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after they were said to have refused to leave an annual meeting of condominium owners at the local Best Western is attracting attention online. Passions at the meeting apparently became ignited, and some of the members were reported to have “gotten out of hand,” resulting in the call to RCMP.
The couple depicted in the RCMP video, which is graphic and disturbing, is reported by the CBC to be Myung Ju Lee and Kap Su Lee; each is said to be in their 80s. The couple was treated by paramedics following the incident and were reported to have spent the night in the hospital. Myung Ju Lee reportedly wound up with a bruise on his face.
The video begins with Ju Lee on the ground and an RCMP officer leaning over him. Soon, the member of the RCMP drags the elderly man down the flight of stairs into the hotel’s lobby. A child, said to be the Lees granddaughter, can be heard crying and seen hitting an RCMP officer, who held up his hand, lightly defending against little girl’s punches.
The RCMP dragging video then turns to Su Lee grappling with an RCMP officer on the central staircase of the Coquitlam Best Western.
“They’re in their eighties. Grandparents. They shouldn’t have handled it that way,” fellow condo owner Victor Kim said to the CBC.
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