Toronto Paramedic Injured in Fight Over $35 Sushi Bill

Toronto Paramedic Injured in Fight Over $35 Sushi Bill

News Jan 20, 2013

It was all over $35 worth of sushi and sake.

A 42-year-old man is facing charges after a dispute between a patron and staff at a downtown restaurant ended with a Toronto paramedic suffering a broken leg.

Kevin Fukase, an employee at Ninki Japanese restaurant on Richmond St. W., called police at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday after a customer claimed he could not pay his bill.

According to police, the man appeared to be drunk.

He began complaining that he was having a seizure and demanded an ambulance.

The EMS arrived on scene and determined there were no medical issues.

According to Fukase, the man suddenly tried to make a run for it, but he was stopped by a paramedic, which then led to an altercation.

The paramedic, in his 40s, suffered a fractured leg.

Dale Sawanas appeared in court Friday, charged with assault causing bodily harm, fraudulently ordering food and failing to comply with probation.

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