SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The leader of the controversial vigilante band Surrey Creep Catchers (SCC), has been arrested on an outstanding warrant.
In a video posted on Facebook, Ryan Laforge is seen with his hands cuffed behind his back and being led by police into a cruiser while shouting the words “SCC for life.”
Surrey RCMP confirmed a man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police received a call from private security about two men chasing a third man on King George Boulevard near the Simon Fraser University Surrey Campus.
When police arrived, the men claimed the man they were chasing was involved in child luring.
“As part of that investigation, we discovered that one of the members of that vigilante group had an outstanding warrant and we arrested him for that without incident,” Cpl Scotty Schumann said. “The warrant was issued out of Chilliwack Supreme Court and it alleges that he may have committed contempt of court.”
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SCC is a vigilante group that seeks to expose child sexual predators. The group frequently live-streams its stings of people allegedly luring children.
Laforge was charged with two counts of assault and one for uttering threats for two separate incidents in April. The first involved a violent altercation with the target of sting near the Central City Shopping centre that was caught on film. The other man in the film, Kuljinder Singh Bhattiwas, was later charged with child luring.
The second incident also ended in the arrest of fellow SCC member Lance Roy and the target of the sting.
The BC Privacy Commissioner had previously ordered SCC to destroy two videos of sting target; an order the SCC is fighting. Laforge is also involved in several civil suits including defamation.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated, as a previous version included an image that is not associated with Surrey Creep Catchers.