Shotgun toting man wanted by police after woman assaulted

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A Sarnia man, who was allegedly carrying around a sawed-off shotgun in a guitar case, is wanted by police after a woman was pepper-sprayed in the face.

The Sarnia Police Service said on Friday at around 12:45 a.m., a man and two women were involved in an argument in a residence on Capel Street near Maxwell Street, which escalated to the man pepper-spraying one of the women in the face. The 23-year-old victim then ran into the basement of the home as the man pulled out a sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun from inside a guitar case he had brought, and began loading rounds into the firearm.

The victim then returned to the main floor with two baseball bats and made her way toward the other woman. Other people in the home began to intervene but the victim was pepper-sprayed in the face again, which caused her to fall to the ground.  The attacker then put the shotgun back into the guitar case and left the home. He put the guitar case in one vehicle outside of the home and threw the can of pepper spray into the backseat of another.

Police were called but the man fled before officers arrived. The shotgun and pepper spray were recovered at the scene.

As a result of this incident, police have issued an arrest warrant for 34-year-old Brennan Lee Erdodi of Sarnia on charges of possessing a weapon of a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, careless storage of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition, tampering with the serial number of a firearm, possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, and possessing a prohibited weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

Anyone with information regarding this man or his location is asked to contact the Sarnia Police Service at 519-344-8861 ext. 0, or Sarnia Lambton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Detective Constable Tyler Callander can also be reached at 519-344-8861 ext. 6193.