Speaking to Global News, Kathy Minesaki says it was just her and the alleged suspect.
“He grabbed by bum. There was no sorry, you know. It was just a smirk on his face.”
She called Transit Police and gave a description.
“I explained to him and I said I got a really good description. I described the man. And I said I was wearing black and I have this and I have that. I said you can find it really easily, there was no one else on the platform. He said ‘ok I’m going to look it up and get back to you right away and see if I can identify him.'”
But when they called her back… the footage had been lost through a miscommunication.
The surveillance tape had been recorded over.
Anne Drennan with Transit Police says it rarely happens.
“We’re going to re-examine our practices with respect to obtaining video, to try and make sure this doesn’t happen again.”
As for Minesaki….
“If I don’t have to take it, I don’t want to take it. I drive mostly now. If that happens, I think it was at one in the afternoon, I don’t want to be on a train in the evening.”
Police did investigate to see if there were any reports of assaults matching the man’s description, but Drennan says they didn’t find any.