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Kelowna MLA concerned for Alberta couple who had lug nuts tampered with

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July 24, 2021 - 8:15 AM

A Banff couple sent a “concerning” letter to a Kelowna MLA after finding someone had tampered with the lug nuts on their vehicle during a visit to Kelowna.

“They were in town from Banff to visit their son and grandkids after a long separation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On their trip home, this poor couple discovered — much to their horror — that someone had tampered with the lug nuts on their truck while they were parked in Kelowna,” Kelowna Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick wrote in a letter.

Were it not for the locking nut on the wheels, this act could have resulted in a “horrific accident somewhere on the highway,” he said.

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Letnick called the act “unacceptable” and while the intentions of the act may never be determined, said it reminded him of the several cases last year where those driving with Alberta licence plates had their vehicles vandalised in an effort to make them feel unwelcome in B.C.

Travel is opening up again and we must do our part to support the tourism sector in the Okanagan, he said.

If you see anyone tampering with a vehicle or property that isn’t theirs, call the police, he said.

“And for anyone who is ever travelling, it’s never a bad idea to ‘check your nuts’ on your vehicle before heading home again,” Letnick said.

 


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