It was a very unpleasant start to one landlord’s morning.
At approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, a landlord checking his property on 10th Ave. SW was assaulted. Upon arrival at a rental unit, the landlord noticed a unknown male with a key to the residence. While attempting to retrieve the key, a 23-year-old man from Salmon Arm deployed bear spray into the face of the landlord. Police went to the scene and located the suspect nearby. The man was arrested and will be facing charges of assault with a weapon.