I moved to Orillia from Stouffville five years ago. Recently, I observed a very disturbing occurrence on our main street downtown.
On Thursday while I was walking along Mississaga Street at about 4 p.m., I witnessed a group of young boys harassing an older man and throwing things at him. He was obviously at a disadvantage.
They were having fun distressing him and hurling things at him and taunting him.
Another young person came along and told them to stop, which caused a great deal of swearing and shouting.
I felt sorry for the man and I also felt unsafe in my town.
Shopkeepers were standing in their doorways, shaking their heads. I asked if things were getting worse and they said yes.
How is this demonstration of thug-like violence acceptable? Do we turn a blind eye and just walk away?
What are our officials and law enforcement doing about this situation? Please assure us that something is being done.