If you damage property, you can be charged with mischief or trespassing.
You may have to go to the police station.
If you are charged, you could get a record, and that can affect your whole future.
[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Similarly, Wikipedia notes the illegality of the “prank”:
Victims of this prank are not likely to call the police, but if they decide to, the “doorbell ditcher” can face charges of trespassing and disturbing the peace.
Sooke PocketNews urges victims of this prank to call the RCMP. You can reach them at 250-642-5241. After hours, you can press the prompt to connect with dispatch. No matter the time or day, you can reach the RCMP.
This particular rash of pranks has an increased risk of property damage because of the additional fire ball.
The one caller SPN spoke with said that the burning bag was left on her porch, right up-against the door. Had she not been home and awake, this could have quickly escalated into a bigger blaze. Property damage as well as personal injury are a very real outcome.
The caller indicated that she lived in the Saseenos area on Harbourview. Anyone seeing any suspicious behaviour should call the RCMP. Further, if you have been subjected to this burning version of Nicky Nicky Nine Doors, you should also notify the RCMP.
Sooke RCMP 250-642-5241