Varmints on the loose

March 27, 2008 at 1:18 am 5 comments

The DVBA forwarded this alert to me:

At approximately 5:43 pm on March 22nd, Saturday, three youth in their late teens, 1 male and 2 female, entered Tony’s Old Time Portraits Studio at 523 Broughton Street and agreed to have their portraits taken. It took 40 minutes of time to dress them up and take the photos. When they changed back to their clothes, they suddenly made a dash for the door and ran away, owing $84.00 for work done. The male may be named Jeremy and was carrying a skateboard. If you know the identity of these three individuals, please contact Victoria Police at 995-7654, file case #08-12162.

 

Update: The young whippersnappers have given themselves up and no charges will be laid. I’ve taken down the photos for that reason but for those of you arriving late, picture two teenage girls in full bordello costume flanking one slack-faced teenage cowboy with very bloodshot eyes. Frontier justice!

Entry filed under: social issues.

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  • 1. robertrandall  |  March 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I suppose it goes without saying that if you’re going to commit a crime It would be best that you didn’t get several high resolution photographs taken of yourself and your accomplices in the act.

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  • 2. robertrandall  |  March 27, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    You read it first here, folks; but the Times Colonist has the story in the Thursday edition along with the not-so-stunning revelation that the young man was apparently “on something” at the time.

    Story here..

    Close-up photos here.

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  • 3. Glen Millard  |  March 27, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Hi;

    I think that this is the way of Mother Nature weeding out the idiots.

    Glen

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  • 4. robertrandall  |  March 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    The Times Colonist reports that the trio have turned themselves in to police although the photographer isn’t eager to pursue charges against the ne’er-do-wells. I also note that one of the girls paid the bill. Now, that’s not very chivalrous, is it?

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  • 5. robertrandall  |  April 3, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I’ve taken down the photographs because (a) the rapscallions were caught, and (b) since they haven’t been arrested or charged, they remain innocent.

    Meanwhile here’s a follow-up letter in the Times Colonist:

    She was right, she was a crook
    Times Colonist
    Published: Wednesday, April 02, 2008

    The girl who came forward after having photos taken with friends and then running away without paying said, “I’m very sorry, we saw our pictures plastered all over the place and it made me feel like a crook.” (March 28)

    How else should she feel?

    When she bailed on the bill she became a crook.

    Josh Porter

    Victoria

    © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2008

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