Regina mayor lashes out over erroneous tweet

Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco was on the attack on Twitter Thursday, publicly criticizing one of the candidates for mayor.

Regina Mayor Pat Fiacco was on the attack on Twitter Thursday, publicly criticizing one of the candidates for mayor.

Fiacco's strongly worded tweets came out after Chad Novak used his @chad4mayor Twitter account to say former mayor Larry Schneider was Fiacco's father-in-law, presenting it as election "trivia."

Fiacco, who is not running for re-election on Oct. 24, got on his Twitter account (@mayorfiacco) to point out that his father-in-law died seven years ago. He accused Novak of lying and making a fool of himself.

"Chad, please get help," Fiacco said in a second tweet. "You are destroying your reputation and your future. This isn't funny any longer."

That resulted in more tweets from Novak.

Here's the blow-by-blow on Twitter from this morning: