A man who allegedly keyed cars on a B.C. ferry reportedly said that the vehicles’ alarms were bothering his dog.
Delta Police Public Affairs Co-ordinator Cris Leykauf said officers were called to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal at 9:40 a.m. on July 9 after a member of the public called and said a passenger had threatened to key vehicles with activated alarms because they were disturbing his dog.
Officers arrived at the terminal when a ferry was docked. Police found two vehicles with “fresh, key-like paint damage.” One man was arrested on board on suspicion of mischief.
Leykauf said there is no word at this time of any charges but the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
No information was released on which BC Ferries ship was involved in the incident, or whether it was arriving or leaving the terminal. It is not clear how the vehicle alarms were triggered during the incident.
According to Leykauf, called for unchecked car alarms as the sound can disturb the peace and violate noise bylaws, though vandalism isn’t a typical response to the issue.
With files from CBC