To the editor:
I wanted to warn residents going to the beaches this summer about something that just happened to me. I live in Kelowna and was hoping to attend Ribfest in Penticton at 5:30 July 4 with my mom, my daughter and her friend, but was unable to because some young guy on a black bike wearing a black hat and shirt stole my purse (i.e. my entire life) right out of the back of my vehicle, distracting my daughter by tossing her brush out of the car first while I was in the washroom.
While cancelling my credit cards, I found out that the jerk had already swiped my Walmart card three places—Walmart, Superstore and London Drugs. He also used my Scene VISA card three times at Safeway and once at Starbucks—someone’s feasting out there!
After being traumatized by this event, I don’t intend on going to a beach again anytime soon and I hope this behaviour isn’t typical for Pentictonians—I’m sure it’s not.
So I’d like them and everyone else in the Okanagan to be warned of this kind of beast running around your neighbourhood.
Caroline Laurila, Kelowna