Lethbridge Police have charged two men in connection with unrelated, random incidents where motorists were targeted and intimidated over the weekend.
On April 1, 2023 police responded to two separate 911 calls within half an hour of each other from drivers who reported they had been confronted by unknown males in a black SUV.
In the first incident, the driver reported that he was aggressively followed by a black SUV and after stopping at a red light, three masked occupants wearing orange gloves, exited and began approaching his vehicle. Fearing he was about to be assaulted or carjacked, the victim quickly drove away.
In the second case, a driver reported he pulled up behind a black SUV at an intersection and a passenger, wearing a mask and orange gloves, suddenly got out and began to approach him. The subject was reaching into his pocket and the driver believed he had a weapon. When a third vehicle arrived at the intersection the subject got back into the SUV and it drove away.
A description of the suspect vehicle was provided and it was located by police a short time later along the 700 block of 6 Avenue South. A male driver and occupant were subsequently arrested. During a search of the vehicle incidental to arrest, police seized a replica handgun, a hatchet, multiple cannisters of bear spray, a large hunting knife and orange gloves.
The subjects are not known or associated to the two victims.
Richard Frank Brown Chief Calf, 39, of Lethbridge, is charged with dangerous driving and criminal harassment.
Reginald Black Rabbit, 31, of Standoff, is charged with criminal harassment and disguised with intent.
Both men have been released from custody with conditions prohibiting possession of any firearms, replica firearms, ammunition, edged weapons and bear spray. They are both scheduled to appear in court June 1, 2023.