Police in Ontario, Canada, are very serious about cracking down on candy crime.
The York Regional Police positioned a canine unit, helicopters and thermal-imaging darknes cameras to arrest three youthful boys suspected of sneaking into Canadas Wonderland, a theme park near Toronto, and plagiarizing candy Saturday night.
Wonderland security guards alerted police some time after 10:30 p.m ., when they sawthree males, supposedly wearing dark garb with their fronts covered, enroll a supermarket at the theme park and plagiarize candy, police said in a statement posted on Facebook.
Officers affixed video Tuesday of their extended takedown to show would-be criminals just how serious “theyre about” people who trespass on private property even if its merely minors trying to steal candy.
Responding to the reports of trespassing, York Regional Police deployed a helicopter and used an infrared camera to find the teenages, who were concealing under a tree. Officials in apache helicopters discharged a canine unit, which saw two 16 -year-olds and a 15 -year-old.
The adolescents were cooperative with police and were sorrowful for their actions, police said in a statement.
The teenages were released into their parents detention and entered into a Community Referral Program, per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
Asked by The Torontoist if dispatching a helicopter was an appropriate response to candy crime, Constable Andy Pattenden responded, Yeah, sure. Why not?
The call didnt come into us as three minors plagiarizing candy, right? he added. It came in as a break-and-enter in progress.
Police did not press any criminal charges against the teenages, but Pattenden suggested that the shoot may well be sanction enough.
These minors certainly learned a lesson on that night, Pattenden told CBC Toronto. It was quite the response. They are likely to be startled out of their thoughts when they discovered apache helicopters and hounds hot on the trail.