Portable oxygen keeps Ron Ulmer tethered and unable to drive, but the 78-year-old holds out hope of once again driving his sparkling blue ’95 El Dorado. So upon his return home from a stay in hospital, he purchased a protective cover and moved the car to a parking lot near his Amelia Avenue townhouse.
Wednesday morning the Sidney senior was stunned to discover deep gouge marks down both sides – “violently vandalized” – under the cover.
“Someone picked up both sides of the cover and viciously gouged both sides,” he said.
Ulmer’s was one of three vehicles owned by neighbouring seniors that was ‘keyed’ – where vandals carved scratches into the paint on vehicles – in that lot over night. A GMC pickup and a Buick were also damaged.
“I just renewed the insurance last week. Because I don’t drive right now I have only basic coverage,” he said.
“This kind of vandalism, I just can’t see what would possess someone to do it.”
Sidney North Saanich RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything unusual in that time frame, overnight through the morning of Wednesday, April 18 to call the detachment 250-656-3931 or anonymously at CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-TIPS and speak to file# 1768-2012.