Canadian Tire has taken action against an employee at the center of a dispute that erupted in its east Regina location on Wednesday.
The company sent out these tweets Saturday afternoon indicating that attempts to reach the indigenous man who was allegedly assaulted Kamao Cappo after the employee in question believed he was trying to steal a chainsaw.
It is not known if the man resigned or if he was let go by the company.
Cappo claimed he was in the midst of buying a chainsaw, and asked if he could leave it at customer service while he checked out another one when he was accosted by the employee who accused him of trying to steal the chainsaw. A viral video shows the employee making the accusation and then physically confronting Cappo as he kicks him out of the store.
Canadian Tire officials have reached out to Cappo, but he has not answered them. He has said he wishes to meet with them, but would like that meeting to take place on his First Nation and not at the store as company officials have requested.
Regina police continue to investigate the incident, and as of yet, have not laid any charges.