A person believed to be a former worker has taken control of a digger and demolished a luxury marina in Canada after allegedly being fired. Take a look at the footage – whoever did this is seriously p***ed off.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned on a number of occasions in recent years, it’s that you shouldn’t get on the wrong side of people who operate heavy machinery.
Of course, it’s not OK to just demolish things willy-nilly like the lad who wrecked that Travelodge in Liverpool back in 2019 over a wage dispute, but it’s just smart business to avoid the possibility of that happening.
In this case, a person believed to be a disgruntled ex-employee got stuck into an expensive marina in Canada, thrashing through the lakeside property with a big red digger.
The whole scene was captured on camera by shocked bystanders before police officers arrived at the Pride of Rosseau Marina on the banks of the Muskoka Lakes.
When the coppers turned up, a 59-year-old man was arrested and charged with mischief.
The ‘mischief’ in question is a significant amount of damage to a bit of pretty exclusive property.
The man – believed to be a former worker at that very site – has also been fined the equivalent of £3,200 and is set for a date in the courthouse.
Taken on 21 July, the footage shows the red machinery tearing through the second floor of the Pride Marine Group building by the lake.
One observer tweeted: “You can’t make this up. A disgruntled, fired employee from a marina near our lake house snapped and destroyed the entire marina with an excavator.”
The owner of SWS Muskoka, a company that operates the marinas in the area, said the incident was shocking.
Geordie Newlands added: “Luckily nobody got hurt, which is a good thing,
“It was almost surreal what happened. For something like that to happen… it’s like fiction.”
He didn’t speculate on the details behind the incident, but said the damage caused could be ‘in the millions’.
“It’s a small community up here and it’s pretty devastating,” he told Calgary Herald.
Properties in the big Canadian lakes of Rosseau, Muskoka and Joseph can change hands for up to $14 million, which is about £8 million.
The marina where this incident took place is popular among wealthy tourists and has a number of expensive homes and boats, although we can’t be sure whether any homes or boats were damaged during this incident.
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