A rookie security guard at a Toronto hotel was charged with assault after he tried to remove an unruly visitor, a police source said Sunday.
A man in his 20s stumbled into the St. Germain hotel on Mercer St. after midnight Saturday and began disturbing patrons looking into having their wedding at the hotel.
The man’s behavior drew the attention of security and a guard, who had only been on the job for 10 days, escorted him out of the hotel.
A police source said that the guard allegedly brought him out to the street and gave him a push.
The man fell to the ground on the road, got caught underneath a passing taxi and was dragged about three metres.
“The taxi driver had no idea he was dragging someone,” said the source. “Once he was waved down to stop, bystanders helped lift the taxi off the man.”
The man suffered serious, but non-life threatening injures and was rushed to hospital around 2 a.m.
Kembi Manonga, 44, of Toronto, is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm and aggravated assault.