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NEWS RELEASE · 5th April 2010
Merv Ritchie
It was an act of outrageous behaviour which resulted in an extremely lucky break for the home owner.

William Saumure was away in Cedarville when he received a phone call from his neighbour. Someone had broken his kitchen window and then pushed his garden hose into the Loen Avenue home and turned it on. No one was home and no one saw it happen but by all estimates it was running for at least 12 hours.

Saumure's neighbours had been outside doing yardwork the night before and stated they would have heard the water and or seen the hose in the window. Late this morning however, out in the yard again, their young son saw it and pointed it out to his father. The boy went around the fence and turned the tap off.

"We would have heard it if it had been running last night" stated the father, "It's just wrong", added his son.

Saumure took us into his home to show how limited the damage was. The floor in the kitchen was slightly sloped to a heat register where the water ran to. It then went into the basement where Saumure had a sump pump installed. Other than water stains on the floor and linoleum the interior had very little damage. A lucky break.

Two windows were broken and this is what Saumure stated he will deal with first.
The hose was supported on the gas meter so it wouldn't fall out.
The hose was supported on the gas meter so it wouldn't fall out.
A second broken window
A second broken window