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Old 02-13-2014, 09:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Right at the beginning of the video you can see that they used a winch to crank the door open. That door is NOT going to open smoothly without a little work.

The girl faces not only possible criminal charges but also civil charges. If Whistler can't get the guy, they'll go after the girl for all the $. And BTW, the "I feared for my life" defense kind of loses a little credibility when you go on to refuse to identify the guy.
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You see his face reflected in the door for a split second... I'm sure some creative people out there, could probably lift an image off of that still.
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Apparently, they were investigating the video and she lied. She had no idea that the video was even online. They gave her a second chance the next day and she lied again. They charged her with obstruction.

Meanwhile, forcing the door open damaged the automatic locking mechanism to the tune of $10K or so.

They've got the guy's Ontario drivers license but not his local BC address.

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Meanwhile, forcing the door open damaged the automatic locking mechanism to the tune of $10K or so
Damn. I'm in the wrong business. I need to get in the gondola automatic locking mechanism business.
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Damn. I'm in the wrong business. I need to get in the gondola automatic locking mechanism business.
I was on the Peak-to-Peak last week for the first time ever. That is one impressive piece of engineering (2.7 miles long, 1500 feet high and only 4 towers) I am not surprised that the locking mechanism costs that much, everything about that system is cutting edge.

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They've got the guy's Ontario drivers license but not his local BC address.
Then they've got his name and pic. Sooner or later they'll just publish it, maybe with a Crimestoppers reward. Or maybe Whistler will put up a reward.
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You see his face reflected in the door for a split second... I'm sure some creative people out there, could probably lift an image off of that still.
If you believe the movies, they'll be able to pull his cell phone number from the reflection of the phone in the reflection in his eyes on the reflection on the door, remotely activate the phone's GPS, read the position, and drop some Special Forces in to surround him.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:36 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Girl wasn't very smart, especially since it sounds like she might be a Whistler local.

Beyond the criminal charges, it's got to suck being lifetime banned from your home mountain (assuming she's not put in jail for some time). You'd basically have to move your whole life to another city since you're taking away the whole point of living in Whistler.
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10k for an auto door locking mechanism? Bullshit.
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10k for an auto door locking mechanism? Bullshit.
Remember you're paying for custom parts, workers time etc. It's not just a straight go to home depot and buy one part deal.

Not to mention with things like this it's a safety issue where they may have to replace and check a lot of things just to make sure it's all compliant, even if nothing is wrong with the actual part.
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