Toronto Chinatown grocer’s trial begins

CBC News

The high-profile trial of a Toronto Chinatown storeowner charged with assault and forcible confinement after apprehending a shoplifter begins Monday at Old City Hall.

The charges stem from a May 23, 2009, incident in which David Chen, owner of the Lucky Moose Food Mart on Dundas Street West, apprehended a man he believed was stealing plants from his store.

The man who was nabbed by Chen, Anthony Bennett, pleaded guilty in August 2009 to stealing from the store and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.

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