- Igor Kenk, the alleged thief whose massive stash of old bicycles shocked Toronto last summer, was back in court Wednesday to face his accusers in a related assault case.
Sporting long hair and a wavy beard suggestive of biblical times, Mr. Kenk, 50, pleaded not guilty to assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon. The charges were laid after an incident last December in a back-alley garage on Dufferin Street, one of more than a dozen Mr. Kenk had rented throughout the west end to store assorted salvage items and bicycles acquired through his bike repair shop on Queen Street West.
Mr. Kenk, who was on bail on still-unresolved counts related to stolen bicycles and drugs police found in the garages, allegedly got into an altercation with the owners of the Dufferin Street garage when he returned last Dec. 14 to retrieve items. He is accused of wielding a piece of plumbing pipe. No one was injured.