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Man banned from B.C. Ferries tries to sneak on wearing disguise

Police said the man was wearing a disguise and speaking “in an odd high-pitched accent that was either Australian or British.”
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The man refused to co-operate with officers and fled on foot, “leaving only his wig and mask on a trail,” police said. TIMES COLONIST FILE PHOTO

A man who had been banned from B.C. Ferries was spotted aboard a vessel Sunday in an obvious wig, a scarf and sunglasses but left before Quadra Island RCMP could nab him.

Police said the man was also speaking “in an odd high-pitched accent that was either Australian or British.”

“He was just trying to badly disguise himself,” said Const. Rebekah Draht.

B.C. Ferries contacted police when they realized who the man was.

He refused to co-operate with officers and fled on foot, “leaving only his wig and mask on a trail,” police said.

The man is subject to a trespassing ticket and a fine of $115, Draht said.

“We’ll locate him and give him a ticket because we’re 100 per cent sure who it is,” she said.

jbell@timescolonist.com