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Published on: March 1, 2011 11:17 PM
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Lake Cowichan, Canada - Burglars who robbed a home on the weekend unknowingly stole rat poison stored in vodka bottle.

Lake Cowichan RCMP are worried the person or people who stole what they thought was vodka will drink it or give it to a third party.

The break-in happened at a home in the Hundred Houses area sometime between Friday night and Sunday while the residents were away for the weekend, RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday said. The homeowners reported it upon their return Monday.

They alerted police that the rat poison — stored in a Smirnoff Vodka Red Label bottle in a kitchen cabinet next to other bottles of liquor — was taken along with other items.

The bottle containing the clear liquor was third-quarters full.

“It would appear to anyone looking at it that it was a regular bottle of vodka,” Hobday said.

Ingesting rat poison can cause vomiting, nausea, dizziness, weakness or even death.

RCMP arrested three teenagers after a break-in Saturday night on the same block. They suspect the youth are responsible for both break-ins but the group has refused to co-operate with police in locating the bottle of poison.

Police have notified the parents of the teens that the bottle contains a dangerous substance.

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“They may have given it to someone else, who may be drinking what they think is pure vodka,” Hobday said.

Lake Cowichan RCMP are asking that the bottle be returned anonymously to the RCMP headquarters at 70 Stanley St. so they can dispose of the poison safely.

Hobday said it’s important for homeowners to store hazardous material in clearly marked bottles, possibly in a locked cabinet.


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 Mar 01, 2011 at 11:32 PM ikleinit Says:

That's the last time they will steal his stuff

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 11:48 PM Pickle Says:

Serves them right!

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 Mar 01, 2011 at 11:53 PM Normal Says:

And that's why it is illegal to store poisonous substances in food containers. Try getting a petrol station to fill a drink container when you run out of petrol.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 12:20 AM Anonymous Says:

But who would store clear poison in a liquor bottle with other bottles? Meshgener!

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 06:53 AM just do it Says:

maybe learn them a lesson by these ways

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 06:56 AM esq Says:

The little thieves will probably sue

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 07:10 AM Anonymous Says:

Sof ganav letliah

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 07:48 AM yaakov doe Says:

I hope that the thief enjoys his last drink.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 08:03 AM just do it Says:

Reply to #3  
Normal Says:

And that's why it is illegal to store poisonous substances in food containers. Try getting a petrol station to fill a drink container when you run out of petrol.

but you see that it came out good by doing this

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 08:10 AM maybe Says:

Reply to #4  
Anonymous Says:

But who would store clear poison in a liquor bottle with other bottles? Meshgener!

and what ganev would steal there bottles

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 08:15 AM nono2 Says:

watch it, someone will drink it and they will sue, so make sure if you put in poisen in a bottle to label it. just in case someone is robbing you

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 08:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #5  
just do it Says:

maybe learn them a lesson by these ways

No but you can definitely teach them one.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 09:04 AM Anonymous Says:

To all the stupid comments. I once knew a frum family that stored bleach in a clear bottle. Their small daughter drank some of it and had emergency surgery. She suffered quite a bit because of it. You don't store dangerous chemicals in clear bottles. Use the story to learn something important. It could happen to anyone of us or our precious children.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 11:25 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
Normal Says:

And that's why it is illegal to store poisonous substances in food containers. Try getting a petrol station to fill a drink container when you run out of petrol.

The reason they don't put gasoline in a drink container is because it is flamable and must be put in a special red or yellow can.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 12:22 PM yaakov doe Says:

The thief can now be found in the Lake Cowichan morgue. Case closed.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 12:52 PM It's a LIE and is Impossible Says:

Everyone knows that Rat Poison is colored in a way to make it impossible to accidentally or purposefully blend it in to food. Even to mix it with solid food would leave tell tale signs of it's color.

Anyone who knows what rat Poison is, knows that it's 100% impossible to even THEORETICALLY ever try to conceal it in such a way to make it both colorless and tasteless that anyone could ever think he is drinking pure Vodka based on 1) Color 2) Tatste and 3) General looks

Certainly no food if he did this would put it in to his liquors closet unless he specifically intended premeditated murder of his spouse or children.

The entire story does not sound plausible or believable and certainly those burglarized should be arrested for this story, not matter how you spin it. They should be arrested for false statements to police of for attempted murder.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 01:21 PM ShmuelG Says:

I hold whoever reported this story should have sat on it for a long time, to give the ganovim a chance to partake of this 'vodka' before they heard/read this story in the media.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 01:43 PM 5TResident Says:

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esq Says:

The little thieves will probably sue

In this country, they would sue and they would win. Believe it or not, you as a homeowner have a reasonable duty of care to everyone on your property, even burglars.

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 Mar 02, 2011 at 03:46 PM smoosh Says:

i still cant get over the fact that they store this bottle with other liquor bottles, how stupid could you get?

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