Mother pleads for witnesses to come forward after son attacked on Broadway

January 31, 2019   ·   0 Comments

By Brian Lockhart

An Orangeville mother is both upset about an unprovoked attack and furious at bystanders who didn’t help after her son was injured during a late-night incident in downtown Orangeville last Saturday, January 26, and she wants to find the people responsible.

Suzy Faria received a call from her son Codey less than two minutes after leaving the Black Wolfe restaurant on Broadway in a cab around 2 a.m. Saturday, saying he had been attacked and needed to go to the hospital.

Codey resides in an apartment above the restaurant.

Ms. Faria became distraught when speaking to the Citizen, saying “I know he’s not a kid, he’s 24 years old, but he’s still my son.” 

She is also furious that people on the street witnessed the attack but did not try to stop it and no one called police for assistance.

The two had decided to go to the Black Wolfe for a night out. After retrieving his mother’s handbag from his apartment and handing it to her in a taxi, Codey was attacked in the doorway leading up to his apartment.

According to Ms. Faria, he didn’t see his attackers and was knocked unconsciousness for a least a few seconds. 

He had a broken tooth, cuts to his face and bruising on other parts of his body including his feet. After getting medical attention they found out he had injuries to several other teeth as well.

“He had just eight steps to his doorway and they attacked him,” Ms. Faria said. “He was attacked right on the stairway. He had no idea who they were. I guess he blacked out for a few seconds, then he called me. There was more than one person. They have to find out who did this. If my kid was a trouble-maker I wouldn’t go to the papers. He has a job, and I work. He doesn’t deserve this.”

Ms. Faria said she is disappointed that bystanders didn’t try to help.

“There were tons of people outside of the restaurant. They said ‘they went down the street.’ They only said that they were white kids. But no one did anything to help.”

Ms. Faria has asked local businesses if they have cameras pointing toward the street that might be able to identify the attackers, but so far has located only cameras that were pointing in a different direction. After an initial visit to Orangeville  Police, Ms. Faria did not believe they were taking the incident seriously and decided to reach out again. The second time, she said, the officer she spoke to took a more serious approach to the incident.

Orangeville Police released a statement to the media on Monday saying they are seeking information regarding the assault and are canvassing local business for any available video footage.

“I am trusting that the police will check all the cameras on Broadway. If you were in front of the Black Wolfe bar and witnessed this attack please come forward. If it was your kid you’d want people to do the same. We need to work together as a community to put an end to this violence.”

Police are asking anyone who has further information regarding the incident to contact Orangeville Police Service or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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