Skip to comments.B.C. RCMP officer sues co-workers in bomb squad after doll explodes (Canada)
Posted on 12/30/2011 10:39:05 PM PST by expat1000
VANCOUVER An RCMP officer has filed a lawsuit against two fellow officers in the bomb squad unit, the RCMP and the province of B.C. after a mechanical doll he kept at his desk was rigged to explode, which disfigured him to the point of requiring hand surgery and hearing aids in both ears.
Cpl. Tyrone Hempston suffered severe injuries after returning from Christmas holidays to his desk at the Explosive Disposal Unit in Delta on Jan. 4, 2010, where he noticed someone had tampered with his Dirty Bertie mechanical doll.
He sat down and picked up the doll, held it in both hands close to his lap, then switched it on and it exploded, according to the writ filed in Vancouver Supreme Court of B.C.
The writ claims unspecified damages for physical injuries and nerve damage to his hands that have required numerous surgeries, hearing loss and tinnitus in both ears, chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, sleeping and anxiety disorders and nervous shock, anguish and loss of faith in his colleagues.
Hempstons lawsuit alleges Cpl. Nigel Blake and Const. Martin Simpson conspired to shock him by placing a high explosive SD-100 detonator that had been confiscated from a U.S. film company trying to bring them into Canada and turned over to the EDU for disposal.
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Exactly. What a dumb-a** prank.
Hilarious office prank.
Canadian media also falls short in reporting vital facts.
Were the two named individuals not charged with a crime, when the incident occurred?
If you read the article, it’s obvious there were no criminal charges.
Also, the defendants have not yet responded, meaning they have not admitted culpability either. Even so, I’m a bit surprised they have not been suspended pending an investigation.
What was the shred of proof in the article that the accused were involved? I could just as easily come to the conclusion the person did it to himself to get on the dole and cash in.
Am I the only one who didn’t know what a “Dirty Bertie” doll was?
If this happened BC, why is it in Current Events?
If this happened in BC, why is it in Current Events?
To make sure monitors like you are on your toes.
Ha ha. Aren’t we the comedian.
I don’t know why all this true-crime reporting is ever posted. Everyone should handle the burden of their own local crime. When it all gets posted on FR it is overwhelming.
beware of desk dolls ping
It isn't. It's in News/Activism.
Oh, I get it now. Yuk, yuk.
More likely, you are the only one that cared enough to find out!
Remember kiddies, only sworn law enforcement officers are trustworthy and experienced enough to handle explosives and firearms.
Practical jokes are almost never as funny as a person thinks they’re going to be. In this instance, these men had all the information they needed, to know better than to do what they did.
I’m not a big fan of suits, but this guy seems to have a very good case IMO.
This is a real mess all the way around, and it didn’t have to happen. Very very stupid.
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