Prolific Nanaimo offender jailed for perplexing property crime

By Ian Holmes
April 12, 2019 - 1:44pm

Boumann Thompson of Nanaimo was sentenced to 30-days in jail for an odd case of mischief in Parksville late on the evening of Thursday, April 11.Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

NANAIMO — A Nanaimo man will spend a month behind bars following a bizarre case of vandalism targeting the Parksville Post Office.

Boumann David Frances Thompson, 22, pleaded guilty to mischief under $5,000 for hurling several rocks through four post office windows around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, April 11. He also received one-year probation.

Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman told NanaimoNewsNOW the crime was especially concerning since several staff members were inside the post office at the time.

“They didn't know what's going on, they didn't know whether someone's trying break in to harm them.”

Foreman said the seriousness of the crime didn't register with Thompson while being questioned by responding officers.

“He was actually kind of jovial and laughing, which was strange to us.”

There were no attempts to break into the post office.

Thompson was on probation during his latest run-in with the law.

Court records showed he was convicted for a mid-January break and enter in Nanaimo and recently released from jail.

Thompson's rap sheet involves numerous property crime convictions in Nanaimo, which included two stints in jail last year.

 

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