April 25, 2014 5:07 pm

Kelowna spray paint vandal spared court prosecution

Tagger caught on camera


KELOWNA – A vandal didn’t avoid the security cameras but she has dodged a criminal prosecution.

In December, surveillance video taken outside the downtown Kelowna casino captured a woman defacing the sidewalk and several parking meters with spray paint.

After RCMP released the images, which were shown on local media, the woman turned herself in.

Police were considering a charge of mischief but instead the matter was handled through Restorative Justice.

That typically involves a person accepting responsibility for their actions, apologizing and making restitution for the damage done.

In return, they’re spared court prosecution.

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