Vandals wreck boat

A fishing boat parked beside the Trans-Canada Highway earlier this month was damaged extensively, and police are hoping someone can help them find the culprits.

Rosie’s Choice was parked at the corner of the TCH and Mays Road north of Duncan between May 9 and 12, with a “for sale” sign on it.

“The owner was hoping to stir up some interest in his boat in an attempt to sell it,” Cpl. Krista Hobday explained. “Unknown culprits had other thoughts and have damaged the boat extensively.”

The boat’s upholstery was slashed, along with every surface, including the ceiling of the interior cabin. The toilet was smashed beyond repair, and gasoline was poured throughout the interior.

“This is a senseless crime,” Hobday said.

Anyone with more information about the crime should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).