Man unwisely decides to spray paint police vehicle, in front of officer

Nanaimo, BC – A 24-year-old male was recently arrested after deciding, for unknown reasons, that it was a good idea to spray paint a local Mountie’s police vehicle. The incident occurred at approximately 9 am on Sunday October 25, 2020, at Tim Horton’s located on Wallace St.

The incident began when the officer responded to an unrelated incident of spray painting at the business. Store employees told the officer someone had spray painted their floor but had left just prior to the officer’s arrival. As the officer began to take pictures of the damage, someone yelled out “they’re painting your car!”.

The officer ran outside and sure enough, an unknown person was standing on the hood of the police vehicle meticulously painting the windshield. As the officer approached the man hopped off the hood, and acting on another great idea, decided to give the side of the police car one last blast of paint. At this point the offender was promptly arrested. To make matters worse for the arrested person, as the officer was gathering up the personal belongings of the suspect, a small quantity of crystal methamphetamine was located. The 24-year old man was then arrested for not only Mischief but also Possession of a Controlled Substance. “The discovery of the illegal drugs might just explain the individuals need to spray paint the police car,”saidConstable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

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The officer was able to remove spray paint using graffiti wipes and carried on with their shift.

The man faces two charges of Mischief. No charges were laid for the drugs, and his first court appearance is set for early February of 2021 in Nanaimo Provincial Court.

File # 2020-38962

Nanaimo RCMP

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