David MorinVancouver – Vancouver Police are warning the public that the man convicted of violently stabbing a stranger in a downtown coffee shop less than three years ago has been released from custody and will again be living in the community.

David Morin, 30, was convicted of aggravated assault for the January 22, 2022 unprovoked stabbing of a Mexican tourist inside a Tim Horton’s coffee shop in Downtown Vancouver. He was arrested days later by Vancouver Police and received a three-year jail sentence in June 2022.

The Vancouver Police Department has now been informed that Morin has been granted statutory release by Correctional Service Canada and will be allowed to live in Vancouver while on parole.

Police believe Morin poses a high risk of significant harm to the community, and that compelling circumstances exist to warn the public that he will be living in Vancouver.

Morin is 30 years old and 6’3” with a medium build, short black hair, and brown eyes.

He is required to followed a number of release conditions and can be re-arrested if found in breach of the following:

  • Not to consume, purchase, or possess alcohol.
  • Not to consume, purchase or possess drugs other than prescribed medication and over-the-counter drugs taken as recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Not to associate with any person involved in criminal activity.
  • Not to have any direct or indirect contact with the victim.
  • Not to be in possession of knives, except for the immediate purpose of preparation and consumption of food and/or for any lawful employment purposes.
  • Must immediately report all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with females to his parole supervisor.

Anyone who observes Morin breaching these conditions, or has information that he has breached these conditions, is asked to contact police immediately.