Man left bloodied after being sucker punched in Barrie parking lot

A suspect has been charged with assault

A man ended up with a bloodied nose after Barrie police say he was nearly struck by a vehicle in a parking lot at 190 Minet’s Point Road.

Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, police were alerted about a man who had left a business in the plaza and as he was walking towards his parked car, another vehicle travelling in the parking lot nearly struck him.

“The driver, a 24-year-old male from Barrie, immediately exited his motor vehicle, approached the victim, and for no known reason, punched him in the nose,” police said in a media release on Thursday.

The victim was treated at the scene by paramedics but did not require hospital treatment.

Police continued to investigate this “unprovoked assault” and were aided by video surveillance, “which captured the entire incident.”

Shortly after 6 p.m., police located the suspect’s vehicle travelling on a street in southeast barrie and stopped it.

The driver was taken into custody and charged with one count of assault.

He was later released and has a court date on June 7.