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Vandalism takes toll

Horace Jalbert surveys damage to his fence, which he says was inflicted some time late Saturday night (May 12), the fourth such incident in four years. - Dan Ferguson photo
Horace Jalbert surveys damage to his fence, which he says was inflicted some time late Saturday night (May 12), the fourth such incident in four years.
— image credit: Dan Ferguson photo

Horace Jalbert is beginning to get a little fed up with people vandalizing his fence.

Some time late Saturday, someone ripped down the wooden lattice work and kicked in the slats on the five-foot-tall fence that surrounds his immaculate South Surrey home at the corner of 24 Avenue and 144 Street.

“They did a good number on it,” Jalbert told a Peace Arch News reporter, as he prepared to make repairs earlier this week.

Jalbert thinks it was shortly before midnight when the vandalism occurred, because the dog that he and his wife own made a fuss around that time. When daylight came, he located the damage and reported the incident to police.

It is the fourth time someone has damaged the Jalberts’ fence in about two years. The previous incident happened three weeks earlier. It was relatively minor damage, but the latest vandalism is far more extensive and will cost $1,000-$2,000 to repair, he estimates.

That’s pretty much the family home insurance deductible, so there’s little point filing a claim, Jalbert says.

 

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