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Sorry, wrong house...
Just after 4 a.m. on Feb. 22, the Whistler RCMP received a call from Northlands Boulevard after a male awoke to find another male standing in his bedroom. The intoxicated intruder took his shoes off, and when the male occupant objected, the intruder told him it was okay; he was only going to lie down.
There were five similar cases reported this year where intoxicated people mistakenly let themselves into the wrong house and either woke up the occupants or were discovered by the occupants when they returned home. No charges were pressed in any of those cases, but it's another good reason to lock your doors at night.
Chat room encounter turns ugly
A Whistler man in his early 20s is a little wiser after a naked chat room encounter turned ugly on April 8.
The male was in a web camera chat room, talking to two women who were also naked. When the session ended he received a Skype call shortly after from a man in Morocco who had posted a video of the session on YouTube and was demanding $450 not to share it with the Whistler man's Facebook friends.
The man quickly cancelled his Facebook and email accounts, and a later check revealed that Google also took down the YouTube video for violating their standards.
The RCMP attended and verified that the caller was from Morocco, meaning there was little they could do.
They reminded the public to always be cautious when it comes to putting identities and personal information online, and never to put anything on the Internet they would not want shared.
Speed trap nets 29 tickets in two hours
The RCMP and Sea to Sky Traffic Services set up a speed check on Highway 99 at Whistler Olympic Park on Friday, April 20 and netted an astounding 29 speeders in roughly two hours. To make matters worse, they only stopped vehicles that were speeding over 30km/h over the limit.
"We had one officer on the laser and three writing tickets, and our hands were full," said Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair of the Whistler RCMP. "If we had more people we would certainly have lowered our tolerance. But people were driving so fast and we wanted to get the worst offenders, and we were so busy with people going 30km/h over that others slipped by."
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