Chris Vanderweide, charged in Pride festival assault, pleads guilty - 2020-09-10

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F182.png Chris Vanderweide, charged in Pride festival assault, pleads guilty September 10, 2020, Samantha Craggs, CBC News

Christopher Vanderweide, who's known on social media as "helmet guy," has pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a weapon after violence at a 2019 Pride festival.

Vanderweide was initially charged with two counts of assault with a weapon following a fracas at Pride in the Park on June 15, 2019. The Kitchener man showed up at the festival just after noon with a religious group. Video shows him hitting two people in the face with a helmet.

Vanderweide, 29, entered the guilty plea in Hamilton court on Thursday. He will receive a one-year suspended sentence, which means he won't be incarcerated but has to abide by certain conditions. The conditions of that probationary period include attending anger management counselling.

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{{cite news | first = Samantha | last = Craggs | title = Chris Vanderweide, charged in Pride festival assault, pleads guilty | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/vanderweide-1.5718557 | work = CBC News | date = September 10, 2020 | accessdate = February 8, 2022 }}