Drunk teen arrested after his shoe-prints found on vanadalized car

Intoxicated Lake Cowichan teenager was found passed out on the hood of a nearby vehicle.

An 18-year-old Lake Cowichan man faces mischief charges after his shoe-prints were found on a crime scene.

Saanich police were called to SilverCity Victoria at Tillicum Centre late Saturday night by a 17-year-old who came out of a movie and found his Honda Civic extensively damaged.

A large piece of cinderblock was used to smash the rear windshield and the side mirrors were bent and broken. There were also running shoe imprints on one of the windows as if someone had unsuccessfully tried to kick out the glass.

An intoxicated teenager was found passed out on the hood of a nearby vehicle before he apparently made his way to the backseat of the car and again fell into a slumber.

When police arrived they attempted to wake the teen, but couldn’t rouse him. As there was a concern for his wellbeing, an officer smashed a window to get to the teen while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance.

The shoes the intoxicated teen was wearing matched the print left on the car window, police said.

The Lake Cowichan man faces one charge of mischief under $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court in June.

editor@saanichnews.com

 

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