Mad rage for a ticket
His name is Gilles Ledoux and is capable of black temper. A few months ago, a policewoman had to shoot him in the leg after he managed to cut his colleague’s bulletproof jacket with a knife.
The 36-year-old man acknowledged on Monday at the courthouse the offenses he committed on May 25, 2019 during a major rabies attack.
It all started on rue Sainte-Claire, in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district of Quebec, when Ledoux saw on his windshield a $ 150 ticket for illegal parking. Ulcerated, he started to break the traffic signs marking the parking areas, screaming his dissatisfaction.
Called by residents, two police officers found Gilles Ledoux in a convenience store. Still agitated, the man fled to his home, rue Saint-Olivier.
Affected in the leg
He took a knife and attacked a policewoman, severing his bulletproof jacket. Faced with the threat, the second police officer then fired and struck Ledoux in the leg.
The man in crisis asked the police to continue shooting him.
Ledoux was taken by ambulance to the hospital. While searching the accommodation, the police found machetes, an ax and a wooden stick topped by an arrow.
The Office of Independent Investigation has reviewed the intervention. The case is still ongoing.
In addition to the charges of assault against an officer, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief, Ledoux also pleaded guilty to two charges of assault causing bodily harm. On the evening of June 20, 2018, the man had a skirmish with a group of revelers in the Saint-Jean-Baptiste district. He jostled two women, one of whom hit his head when he fell. Ledoux was then beaten up by the other members of the group.
Gilles Ledoux will know his sentence in March. Since the events of May, he has been in closed therapy for an alcohol and drug addiction problem.