B.C. suspect nabbed after ‘James Bond’ crime spree

A 25-year old British Columbia man has been arrested for allegedly going on a James Bond-worthy crime spree.
A 25-year old British Columbia man has been arrested for allegedly going on a James Bond-worthy crime spree. (Photo: REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch)

A 25-year old British Columbia resident has been arrested for allegedly going on a James Bond-worthy crime spree along the Sunshine Coast, that started on June 29 south of Duncan on Vancouver Island and ended on July 3 on Bowen Island.

The man is accused of having stolen four boats and a can of pineapple juice.

The tale starts when a man allegedly stole a 16-foot fibreglass boat south of Duncan on Vancouver Island, and then transferred to another boat near Cowichan Bay after he started being noticed. He then proceeded to wreak havoc throughout the Canada Day weekend, as he was consequently spotted in Sechelt and then on a 27-foot Boston Whaler that he allegedly stole from Salt Spring Island.

As if that wasn’t enough, he abandoned that boat, stole a car to get to another boat and apparently not satisfied with that boat, shortly afterwards stole another boat to get to Bowen Island.

Unfortunately, he managed to crash the boat into a pile of rocks and injure himself in the process. He then made his way to an unknown cabin, which he broke into to sleep off his injuries. Before he went to sleep, he hydrated himself by allegedly stealing a can of pineapple juice.

The cabin owner arrived and found him sleeping in his bed.

Police had a hard time believing the strange series of events when they found the man. Constable Harrison Mohr of the Sunshine Cost RCMP said in a statement, “We would expect this sort of crime spree to happen in a James Bond movie, not in the waters of coastal British Columbia."

The police also found quite a bit of stolen property on the crashed boat as well as a small amount of drugs.

After police woke him up, the man was taken to hospital and then to a North Vancouver jail.

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