In bid to end standoff, police drilled hole in wall to pump in tear gas

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It took pepper spray, batons, a bean-bag shotgun and tear gas pumped through a hole drilled in the wall to extricate a homeless drug addict from the washroom at a Tim Hortons. All that chaos resulted in an eight-month jail sentence and one year of probation for the man, who kept police at bay for five hours on the afternoon of Sept. 7.

Last week, Matthew Hamm, 22, pleaded guilty to mischief by interfering with the lawful use of the fast-food restaurant and resisting and obstructing police.

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