Update: They've thrown the book at Brian with 7 charges under the criminal code of canada, and the thief is still not named, but has been charged with one count of theft.
EDMONTON — You don’t get much call for a posse these days. Not much use, really.
But just outside Bashaw, a farming town not much bigger than a few big city blocks, it seems the old ways are alive and well. There’s only one problem: That doesn’t sit too well with RCMP in the town, located northeast of Red Deer 30 minutes away.
A farmer is facing charges (updated: 7 charges under the Criminal Code for the farmer – thief’s have not been named and only one charge of theft for one of them) after he allegedly drove a thief off the road, shot him in the back with buckshot and then gathered a posse to track him down.
It’s a story the likes of which one Mountie says he has never seen before, featuring at le
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