August 03, 2014 - 11:11 AM
PENTICTON - Two 24-7 Security employees appear to have been fired after they were were caught on security camera allegedly trying to steal liquor from Last Call Liquor Mart on Saturday.
Navneet Dhaliwal, a principal at the company in control of Boonstock's security, posted to Facebook that the two men have been fired.
"We need everybody's support to make this festival successful," she said. "Please don't say 24-7 security is stealing... they are just employees."
Boonstock organizers confirmed on Facebook the two men have been removed from the site and terminated from 24-7 Security. RCMP are investigating the matter.
The video of the incident was posted to Facebook by Liquor Mart's owner on Saturday.
The Facebook community has been supportive of the security company and Boonstock, saying the actions of two individuals shouldn't tarnish the festival's reputation.
"These people have no respect for the hard working people and they disgrace themselves and everyone who is affiliated with them end of story," said LeHoa Duong. "There is no good reason to steal alcohol."
The owner of Liquor Mart still stands behind Boonstock and recognizes the actions of these two men are not a reflection of the festival or the security company.
"Events like Boonstock are great for this community. I have met so many amazing people this weekend that have never been to Penticton, or the Okanagan for that matter, and love it here," said the owner. "This is the only incident I have had all weekend."
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