Arson charges laid in historic pub fire
Published Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:40AM PDT Last Updated Friday, May 18, 2012 11:21PM PDT
Police have laid charges against a 27-year-old man who allegedly burned down the B.C. pub featured in the Oscar-winning Jodie Foster film "The Accused."
The Tidewaters Pub & Grill, under the Alex Fraser Bridge in Delta, was nearly destroyed after a deliberately set fire on May 28.
Police say Surrey resident Bradley Thomas Antrobus is now charged with arson and break and enter.
Antrobus, who is already in custody on unrelated charges, is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 16.
In Pictures: Historic pub burns
Damage to the Tidewater is estimated at between $2.6 million and $3 million.
The pub, which sits on the banks of the Fraser River and used to be called The Sidetrack, was used for several months during the filming for 1988's "The Accused."
The courtroom drama, which starred Kelly McGillis as lawyer Kathryn Murphy and features Jodie Foster as a rape victim out for justice, nabbed Foster a 1990 Oscar for Best Actress.