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A Toronto Man Allegedly Held Up A City Bus And Demanded To Be Driven To Tim Hortons

He called 911 on himself.

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Toronto Police say they've arrested a man after he held up a city bus at knifepoint and forced the driver to go to Tim Hortons.

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Toronto Police told BuzzFeed Canada they responded to a call around 12:30 a.m. about a possible hijacking and kidnapping.

According to police, a man boarded a TTC bus in the city's west end and brandished a large knife. After the other passengers fled the bus, the 31-year-old man allegedly held the bus driver at knifepoint and ordered him to run several red lights until they reached a Tim Hortons.

Cops found the bus in the Tim Hortons parking lot. They caught up with the man inside the restaurant, where he was arrested.

But did he get his Double Double? Apparently not.

Police say the 31-year-old man arrested in the bus hijacking stopped at Tim Hortons so he could call 911 to say he had OD'ed on drugs.

York Regional Police said Friday afternoon that once the man entered the restaurant, he called 911 because he "believed he had overdosed on drugs."

"No one was physically injured during this incident," the cops said in a release.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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