Letters to the Editor

No sympathy for ‘complete idiot’

File photo A White Rock man apologized after returning to his car in South Surrey Athletic Park after a night of joy-riding. -
File photo A White Rock man apologized after returning to his car in South Surrey Athletic Park after a night of joy-riding.
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Re: Driver rips up soccer fields, Jan. 2.

I wonder just how quickly this self-admitted “complete idiot” would have owned up to his juvenile destruction had he been able to extricate his boss’s SUV before getting caught.

At least he was right in one observation, he is a complete idiot. However, there are a lot more of these fools who have no concern about driving over people’s front lawns when there is a thin covering of snow.

I often wonder what goes through their minds when they decide to tear across the lawn or over curbs in our city where there is obviously no roadway. It certainly can’t have anything to do with the fact that they’re tearing up someone’s private property.

Drivers such as this should be held accountable for their obvious disrespect and disregard for public or private property because not enough actually get caught.

Russ Lefler, Surrey



I am still shaking my head as to the irresponsible attitude the driver had when making the decision to drive on the soccer fields. It would not surprise me that he would not be calling himself an “idiot” if he had no choice but to retrieve the vehicle.

I would be very surprised if he still had an employer.

And with regards to how many passengers there were in the vehicle, all are responsible. How dare the driver refuse to give that information.

I, along with many, can think of other names rather than idiot, but that does not change the mentality of this adult.

Not only should he have to pay, he should also have to physically work on that field – without pay, of course.

I hope he reads this and realizes just how much he has disrupted so many lives.

How sad, and shame on him.

L. Miller, Surrey



The public has to wonder if this is the same individual who has been tearing up the boulevards of South Surrey in recent years and whether perhaps he has finally been caught red-handed.

This hooligan, when caught, pleads for mercy through the Peace Arch News and desperately tries to make amends by offering payment for the damage he caused.

Too clever by half, I say.

If he was truly sorry, he’d name his accomplices.

His boss appears to be a softy. I’d fire him on the spot.

But more importantly, his name and his deed must be registered in the criminal justice system – such as it is – so that he might be dissuaded from similar actions in the future.

He must face charges and serve as an example to anyone else – and there appears to be quite a few – who would destroy other people’s property.  

P. Griffin, Surrey

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