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Man charged with offering free beer to throw things at Rob Ford

By Marcus Hondro     Jul 28, 2014 in Crime
A Toronto man has been charged in that city for trying to solicit people to throw things at Rob Ford. It's the latest in a string of controversy that follows the Toronto mayor, some, like this one, not of his own doing.
Toronto police said that a 37-year-old man, Dilaz Rajwani, is charged with counseling an uncommitted indictable offence after he offered free beer to any person who threw eggs or tomatoes at Mayor Ford at his family's annual 'Ford Fest' barbeque in Scarborough's Thomson Memorial Park.
It is alleged Mr. Rajwani published the offer of beer to those who threw eggs or tomatoes at Mr. Ford online. Police did not divulge what website the free beer for the deed was offered on and they did not say if the post had been removed. The Toronto Star reported that the post in question had come to the attention of police on Thursday, July 24th, the day before Friday's 'Ford Fest' celebration.
'Ford Fest' is an annual alcohol-free celebration put on by the Ford family. This year's event was not without further controversy as some members of the LGBT community showed up, as many as 10, to protest with placards what they called Mr. Ford's homophobia.
An incident occurred which involved those protestors and supporters of Rob Ford who were at the event, with protestors claiming that they were harassed. Both the mayor and his brother, Councillor Doug Ford, apologized for the incident, though neither was involved. No charges have been filed in that incident.
The first court appearance for Mr. Rajwani will come on September 3.
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