You would think this was a joke in the spirit of Halloween but it wasn't.

Yesterday, just before the downtown trick or treating began at 4 P.M, a 26-year-old male with long dark hair and a pitchfork in hand was trying to rob multiple individuals.

At 3:50 pm in the afternoon, a victim was approached by this suspect who produced a knife and demanded the victim for their wallet. The victim refused and left the area after reporting the incident to the Drumheller RCMP.

Shortly after, the suspect was arrested.

"So I think initially we weren't sure if this was somebody thinking they're being funny on Halloween," explained Corporal Rachel Pergunas. "But after speaking to the two complainants it was clear that this guy was serious."

No one was injured by the suspect's actions.

"The gentleman is not super familiar to us (Drumheller RCMP) in a police nature. I do not know how long he's been in the area but this is the first time we've dealt with him where it was a violent nature," Corporal Pergunas continued. "It sounds like maybe he could have some mental health issues but we're not sure. We're looking into that though."

"He's still in custody. He'll have to go before a justice for his release. Whether they determine he's suitable for release or not, that will go before the courts."

The Drumheller RCMP are looking for anyone who may have come into contact with this individual on Halloween with a similar experience and ask that you call the Drumheller RCMP to provide an official statement.

The name of the suspect has yet to be released pending the swearing of charges.

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