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They Fired A Disgruntled Employee, Then They Felt The Whole Building Shaking

Dramatic footage captures an excavator operator demolishing a structure at the Pride of Rosseau Marina on the Muskoka Lakes, a popular summer destination for many rich Ontarians known for its luxurious cottages and expensive boats.

Shocked residents captured the demolition job on camera; the footage was then shared online with the caption: “You can’t make this up,” the resident wrote, “A disgruntled, fired employee from a marina near our lake house snapped and destroyed the entire marina with an excavator.”

The comments indicate that the damage was done by a furious employee as retaliation for “being fired.” The video shows an excavator clawing through the second floor of a Pride Marine Group building, tearing through its walls. Police later swooped to the scene and charged the 59-year-old man with mischief in relation to the incident.

The man who is believed to be a former employee on the property was also issued a fine of £3,200 and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.

However, the Ontario Provincial Police were not immediately available for comment. We would never release anyone’s employment record,” said policeman Gosia Puzio, “In this case, it’s not relevant.”

The Pride of Rosseau site provides boat service and maintenance as well as storage and winterization. The marina is situated in the middle of Rosseau, Muskoka, and Joseph, three of Muskoka’s large lakes, where homes are now advertised for more than $14 million.

The incident, according to Geordie Newlands, owner of SWS Muskoka, which also has marinas nearby, was “terrible”. He claimed that other buildings had suffered damage and predicted that the cost of repairs may be “in the millions.”

“Luckily nobody got hurt, which is a good thing,” he said. “It was almost surreal what happened. For something like that to happen… it’s like fiction.”

Sources: Westernjournal, Mirror, Moneycontrol



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