August 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM
LAKE COUNTRY - Fed up with the vandalism of her mascot Delilah, the owner of Kangaroo Creek Farm is threatening to turn over surveillance video to police if the young men who did it don’t ‘fess up.
Caroline Wightman says its the second time Delilah, a close to life-size wooden carving of a kangaroo, has been vandalized at the top of her driveway on Hill Road in Lake Country.
“We like to leave her there so people can pull over and take pictures of themselves with Delilah,” Wightman explains.
But in early August, someone ripped one of Delilah’s wooden ears off and Monday night, someone came back and did it again, this time under the gaze of a surveillance camera.
“I don’t recognize them but they’re between 14 and 17, I would say.”
Wightman immediately posted on the farm’s Facebook page warning the perps she would post the video and turn a copy over to police within 48 hours unless they came over and apologized and returned the wooden ear.
Wightman says she’s hesitating posting the video because she’s worried about the possible backlash on social media if the young boys are recognized.
“This is a small community. Unfortunately, the punishment meted out may not fit the crime,” she says. “And it doesn’t stop."
Still, Wightman says she’s appalled at neighbourhood parents who are obviously not monitoring their children’s behaviour.
“The little monsters probably deserve an ass-kicking but that’s not the politicaly correct thing to say,” Wightman adds.
Delilah was the gift from a man they met in Chilliwack who had acquired it from a car dealership where it was the company mascot.
“She’s very old,” Wightman says. “We’re going to bring her back down from the top of the driveway and giver her some more cosmetic surgery but she will be staying down here where we can keep an eye on her.”
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