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War Museum vandals sought by Ottawa police


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I didn't hear about this at the time-?  If this is a repeat or should go in Military History instead, plse move accordingly.

Reproduced IAW the Fair Dealings provision of the Copyright Act.

Swastika painted at the back of museum, RCAF plane defaced, police say.

Ottawa police released a security camera image of two men suspected of vandalizing the Canadian War Museum.

Ottawa police are looking for two men suspected of spray painting a swastika and an offensive message at the Canadian War Museum.

Police said in the early morning of Aug. 27, two men arrived at the Ottawa museum in separate cars and painted a swastika at the back of museum, and defaced a Royal Canadian Air Force plane.

The police have released pictures of the men, in hopes someone will identify them.

Police said both men were wearing jeans and T-shirts with logos at the front.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Ottawa Police Det. Serge Bérubé at 613-236-1222, ext. 5677 or call Crime Stoppers at 613-236-8477(TIPS) or 1-800-222-8477.

A link to the Ottawa Police site...includes an addition picture of one of the two getaway vehicles.  Not sure if the camera shoots video or timed photos, but hopefully they were able to pull the plate when the vehicle arrived/departed.  Also, here's hoping that a set of rims need to be sold to pay for a lawyer.

(Reproduced IAW the Fair Dealings provision of the Copyright Act....not that the cops probably mind the message getting out.)


They look like army guys, tight hair cuts, clean faces......
I was wondering about the flag on the front guy's t-shirt - St. Andrew's Cross?  :facepalm: 
Usual caveat:  Under Canada's Charter of Rights & Freedoms, "Any person charged with an offence has the right .... to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal"
Ottawa police have charged two men for allegedly spray-painting a swastika and an offensive message on a plane at the Canadian War Museum this past August.

Security footage showed two men arrive at the museum in separate four-door dark cars around 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 27.

An Avro CF-100 aircraft, which was parked at the loading dock on the northeast side of the museum, was vandalized.

Police released images of the suspects in October. Police did not say what exactly was written on the plane, but museum staff described it at the time as hateful and disturbing.

“We’re really pleased that the investigation has culminated in the identification of these guys,” said museum spokesperson Yasmine Mingay ....
Ottawa Citizen, 14 Jan 13
If these two idiots are the culprits, and they have been successfully tried and found guilty beyond all reasonable doubt, then and only then, should they be made to stand on the steps of the National War Monument next Rememberance day, and tell the nation why they did what they did, and formally apologize to our vets, and our fellow citizens for this stupid deed. Ubique

The charges made against these individuals were dropped. The boys have been acquitted of all charges and a formal apology from the Police is to be issued. The security tapes were reviewed in court and there was no evidence or record of the boys defacing any property. They did, as they said, check out the planes, take a few pictures, and leave.

Something like that happened to me. I told them look back further in the tape you lazy bastards. They did. I never got an apology.