Tourists steal one night stay in Tofino

Tofino police recently received a rare sleeping-and-dashing report.

Two tourists illegally scored a free stay at a Tofino resort.

The two men were discovered by resort staff in the early morning hours of Aug. 4 after allegedly spending the night in a room they did not pay for, according to Sgt. Blaine Mumford of the Tofino RCMP.

“The two males were able to gain entry into one of the ocean front rooms,” Mumford told the Westerly. “There was no sign that it was broken into so, at this time, we are unsure how they gained access.”

While dining-and-dashing is, unfortunately, not too uncommon during the West Coast’s summer influx, police rarely receive sleeping-and-dashing reports.

“It’s pretty rare and it’s pretty brazen,” Mumford said.

“They didn’t break anything or steal anything other than the services of the room…They were discovered by staff in the morning and they quickly grabbed their things and left.”

He said the two men had hightailed it out of the resort by the time police arrived.

“We were unable to locate them and we don’t have any suspects at this time but we have a couple of general descriptions,” Mumford said adding anyone with any information about the incident is encouraged to contact the RCMP at 250-725-3242.

andrew.bailey@westerlynews.ca

 

 

 

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