Bigfoot Defence “Not Taken Seriously” – Really?


A Toronto man says a Durham Region Police officer should apologize for his actions, including belittling a “bull—-” excuse for being in a wooded area.

The Toronto Star reports that Tim Marczenko intends to appeal a decision from Durham’s professional standards unit, taking his complaint to the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, which investigates complaints about police conduct.

Marczenko was detained, his survival knife confiscated, and he was charged with trespassing under the Provincial Offences Act. He said he was in the area researching a Sasquach report. The officer told the review panel he had heard that excuse before — from suspected marijuana growers in the area.

    Related Cases:

    “Josh the Mortician” and part-time Bigfoot researcher. Is he suitable step-dad material?
    Lipscombe v. Lipscombe, 2002 CanLII 2729 (ON SC)

    If a driver says he has been drinking, but a Sasquatch ran in front of his car — can his statement be used?
    R. v. Murray, 2011 ONSC 2537 (CanLII)

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