Hot summer assaults in street, homes see pushing, spitting

The well-known connection between hot weather and the incidence of assault would seem to be borne out yet again on Toronto streets this summer. Police report assaults on Yonge St. at Lawrence Ave and at a home near College St. and Bathurst Sts. this week. Another outdoor incident at Roncesvalles Ave. and Howard Park Ave. has seen a man spit at a woman on the street for no apparent reason. There are surveillance pictures of him above. Summer heat is a proven factor in aggressive behavior. Doctors say that hot temperatures elevate feelings of anger and hostility, decrease alertness and energy, and increase aggression and violence.

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