It was just after noon last Saturday and the retired letter carrier had just been at the Streetsville Beer Store to return a month’s worth of empties when a police car flashed him to stop.
“I haven’t been pulled over for 40 or 50 years,” explains Art Lightowler. “I was shaking.” [...]
“He thought I had dropped off an excessive amount of bottles at The Beer Store,” Lightowler explains.
Murders by thugs with guns is rising in Ontario, opioid-related deaths are increasing in British Columbia, and confirmed members of ISIS are roaming free in Canada. Yet, police have the luxury of time to question and harass a law-abiding man who returned "too many" bottles at a store.
“I felt violated,” says Lightowler. “What do we have now, a police state?”
Some people learn the hard way.