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)

Warrant issued for man accused in violent assault at Chilliwack grocery store

Gordon Grsic was due in court Feb. 22 at which time warrant was issued according to court records

A warrant was issued in Chilliwack provincial court for a man facing multiple charges after an alleged violent assault at the Save-On-Foods in Garrison Crossing a month ago.

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, which was caught on video, just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Grsic had a scheduled court appearance on Feb. 22 to face the charges at which time the judge ordered a warrant for his arrest, according to Court Services Online.

Video was shared on social media after the incident. The video showed an unmasked man punching a staff member in the face while yelling at people.

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

“My wife and I were eyewitnesses that walked in the store directly behind him,” according to a Twitter user who shared the video. “It was 100 per cent about his mask, he would not leave when asked saying ‘it’s a fraud!’ He was shopping (and) he had a cart in his hand when it all began.”

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

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

He is charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, and mischief $5,000 or under.

Grsic first appeared in court on Jan. 27.

He has no history of criminal involvement in B.C., according to Court Services Online records.

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