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Pranksters steal Canucks jersey from iconic lions
Three young adults are in hot water after they were caught stealing the sweater off a lion's back Saturday night.
West Vancouver Police arrested the thieving trio around 8 p.m. Saturday (June 4) after they were spotted stripping an oversized Canucks jersey from one of the two landmark statues guarding the entrance to the Lions Gate Bridge.
The suspects left the scene, but police located their vehicle a few minutes later.
A search of the vehicle turned up the jersey, as well as a small quantity of what is believed to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Police are considering charges against the car's occupants, including a 17-year-old female from Gibsons, a 20-year-old male from Gibsons, and a 25-year-old male from Campbell River.
The jersey has since been returned to its rightful feline owner.
"The West Vancouver Police want to ensure everyone has a good time while supporting the Vancouver Canucks quest to secure the Stanley Cup," said WVPD spokesman Cpl. Jag Johal in a press release. "Have fun, be responsible and stay safe by exercising good judgment."