A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after this man is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Gordon Grsic is facing several criminal charges in connection with the alleged incident. (Twitter)

A still from a video posted on Twitter in a moment right after this man is seen punching an employee in the head in an aisle of the Garrison Crossing Save-On-Foods in Chilliwack on Jan. 26, 2022. Gordon Grsic is facing several criminal charges in connection with the alleged incident. (Twitter)

Man accused in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store released on conditions

Warrant was issued in February after Gordon Grsic was a no-show for court appearance

A warrant was issued Feb. 22 for the man facing multiple charges after an alleged violent assault at a grocery store in Chilliwack, but he showed up in court for his scheduled appearance on March 11.

Gordon Grsic is charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and mischief $5,000 or under after the incident just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 26.

The rampage, which was caught on video by a bystander, took place in the Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing a month ago. The video was shared on social media showing an unmasked man punching a staff member in the face while yelling at people.

(WARNING: Some people might find the content of this video disturbing)

A number of visitors to the store reported seeing a man not wearing a mask, as required by public health order at the time, attacking customers and possibly a security guard.

“It was 100 per cent about his mask, he would not leave when asked saying ‘it’s a fraud!’ according to a Twitter user who shared the video.

Grsic was arrested by RCMP officers at the scene and taken into custody.

In Chilliwack provincial court on March 11, Judge David Albert deemed the warrant issued for Grsic executed, and then released him on conditions.

He is not allowed to have any contact with two named individuals, and he is required to stay at least 100 metres away from the Save-On in Garrison Crossing.

He’s next due in court March 18.

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