Rifles fail to rile passersby

On Saturday at 11 p.m., a man walked from the Tillicum area to Government and Fort streets with three rifles fully visible.

Victoria police are concerned that the sight of a man walking in the Gorge area with three rifles slung over his shoulder didn’t prompt people to call them.

On Saturday at 11 p.m., a man walked from the Tillicum area to Government and Fort streets with three rifles fully visible.

Officers say he was walking from his residence to a friend’s, because a dispute with his roommate. He didn’t want to leave his guns at home.

The method of transportation was “bad judgment,” said Const. Mike Russell, but charges won’t be laid because police don’t think the 46-year-old man meant to harm anyone.

People seeking to transport registered firearms should call police to request the necessary papers.