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'Dumbest criminals in Vernon': Realtor posts video with message to vandals

Image Credit: FACEBOOK: John Deak
August 27, 2020 - 12:31 PM

A Vernon realtor has posted a surveillance video online of what he calls "the dumbest criminals in Vernon" in an effort to have them pay for the $1,100 sign they vandalized.

And it appears it may just work.

"If they pay for the sign we can make all this go away," Royal LePage realtor John Deak told iNFOnews.ca, adding that "information has been gathered" as to who they are.

Complete with background music reminiscent of circus clowns, Deak posted the video of the Aug. 16 sign attack on Facebook. It has 18,000 views in less than 24 hours. Along with the vandalism, the group of young men also appears to have a fascination with urinating on each other's cars.

The video shows two car loads of young men pulling in near Deak's sign at The Rise. One of the youths Deak nicknamed "Tiny Gangsta" then gets out of a car and repetitively punches the sign.

"Why this sign caused them so much grief is a mystery to everyone... possibly even to them," Deak wrote in the social media post. "The Tiny Gangsta especially had an issue with it."

In the social media post, Deak asked the youths to pay for his broken sign.

"I didn't come to your house and smack down your stuff... why are you coming to mine?" he asks. "What would you like to do about it? The longer you wait, the longer this video stays live and the more shares it gets on the Internet."

Deak then said the longer they wait the more costly it will get.

"Lawyers can get quite expensive, you know," he wrote.

Deak said the RCMP knows about the vandalism and he has just obtained the footage and it will be given to the RCMP. One of the group of men also filmed some of the vandalism and shared it on Snapchat.

"These guys can't hide from us," he said.

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