Canadian BBQ Owner Arrested for Defying Toronto Coronavirus Lockdown

The owner of a Canadian BBQ joint was arrested by a phalanx of armed police in Toronto Thursday for refusing to close his restaurant after a coronavirus lockdown order was imposed on the city.

Restaurant owner Adam Skelly was arrested by the Toronto Police on Thursday for violating the city’s lockdown orders for several days.

Skelly was arrested at 12:30 p.m. after blockaded the entrance to his Adamson Barbecue restaurant, located in the Toronto district of Etobicoke.

The city has been on a lockdown ordered by mayor Doug Ford since last week.

Skelly had announced that his restaurant would be open despite the lockdowns and he ignored several warnings that he would be arrested if he did not obey the government’s orders.

On Wednesday, Mayor Ford excoriated Skelly, saying, “Buddy, you need to shut down. You’re putting people’s lives in jeopardy. I always try to be nice the first time, but this guy is just totally ignoring public health officials.”

On Thursday, Ford ordered the police to break into Skelly’s restaurant and change the locks so that the owner could not get into the building.

Skelly has been cited with a long list of “offenses,” including operating without a license and holding a gathering without a permit.

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