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Teens wage eggy assault on city
It was an “overly easy” case for Saanich police to crack Tuesday, as teens drove across Saanich and Victoria throwing eggs at pedestrians and vehicles.
Teens chucking eggs between 9:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. had as many victims as puns associated with the assaults.
The first call to Saanich police came from a man and a woman walking their dogs along Wilkinson Road at Mann Avenue, when they had eggs thrown at them from teens in a black BMW.
A man walking Cedar Hill Road was hit by eggs about 15 minutes later, which caused bruising to his body.
An hour after that, police stopped the vehicle on Glanford Avenue. Inside they found eight cartons of eggs, with 89 missing eggs. Officers arrested a 17-year-old male driver and two 16-year-old female passengers for assault.
At 11:37 p.m. police received more complaints of youth throwing eggs at vehicles on the Trans Canada Highway at McKenzie Avenue.
An hour and a half later, police caught up with a vehicle of teens with eight cartons of eggs in the 1500-block of McKenzie Ave. According to police, the teens admitted the eggs were “not for cooking,” and they were seized.
Saanich police are reminding youth of the health and safety threat caused by throwing eggs, including eye injuries from broken shells and damage to homes or vehicles.
There were “dozens of victims” of the egg assault, said Saanich police Sgt. Dean Jantzen.
Anyone affected can call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.