Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

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Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

Postby DownZero » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:08 am

Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief
April 19, 2017 | 5:33 am
Last Updated:April 19, 2017 | 8:51 am

A Kijiji ad addressed to an alleged thief is drawing some attention. The man behind the posting makes it clear, this ad is for the person who made off with 30 sheets of half inch plywood from a home construction site in Flatrock this past Sunday afternoon. The ad reads that the culprit did not seem to notice that they had backed the licence plate of their blue Ford F-150 right in front of a hidden camera. Nor did the thief, wearing a grey jacket and Maple Leafs cap, seem to be bothered after staring directly into the lens of the camera. Add to that the fact that the thief’s female companion shouted out his name several times apparently trying to alert him to passing traffic. The poster says he just wants his 30 sheets of plywood back, and a letter of apology by this Friday afternoon, or he’s going to police will all the information he caught on camera. The ad has since been removed.


While I understand the owner's frustrations and admire both his ingenuity and moxie, he perhaps ought to be made aware of section 346 of the Criminal Code. Since the ad has apparently been taken down, perhaps someone did.
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Re: Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

Postby LB303 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:41 am

Extortion

346 (1) Every one commits extortion who, without reasonable justification or excuse and with intent to obtain anything, by threats, accusations, menaces or violence induces or attempts to induce any person, whether or not he is the person threatened, accused or menaced or to whom violence is shown, to do anything or cause anything to be done.

I'd say reasonable justification exists, but putting yourself in jeopardy after being victimized isn't the wisest course.
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Re: Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

Postby Mayor McCheese » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:51 pm

Putting the CCofC aside, the meeting of the thief and victim could/would have been less than ideal and resulted in a can of whoop ass being opened up on one or the other. Can't really see the two of them going out for a beer after the exchange!
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Re: Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

Postby MacD » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:31 pm

He is just training the thief on how not to get caught. Both the thief and the girlfriend need to be charged by police. Bet the dipshit already has a record.

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Re: Kijiji Ad Gives Ultimatum to Plywood Thief

Postby DownZero » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:11 am

LB303 wrote:I'd say reasonable justification exists, but putting yourself in jeopardy after being victimized isn't the wisest course.


Perhaps unfortunately, threatening criminal proceedings if a person doesn't do a thing - even a good thing - counts under the extortion provision.
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