Hamilton police connect doors-open car in viral highway video to break-ins, lay charges
Hamilton police say the car was involved in a series of break and enters in the city
Hamilton police say they have made a connection between a viral video of a car driving on the QEW with its doors open carting a load of wood, and a series of break-ins in the city.
In a video posted on Facebook by David Fafinski, the driver can be seen on the highway near the Red Hill Valley Parkway, heading toward the Burlington Skyway bridge.
In addition to the open back doors poking into adjoining lanes, the car's trunk is also propped open, with what looks like a piece of furniture sticking out.
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Police say thanks to that video and reporting, an officer identified the car as one involved in a series of break and enters.
On Thursday, police say they went to a home on Bow Valley Drive and took the vehicle.
As a result, they say a 42-year-old man and 42-year old woman, both from Hamilton have been charged with break and enter.
Break and enters
Police say the first break and enter incident was April 13 when a video captured an older style burgundy vehicle parked at the gates of a commercial business on Brockley Drive.
A man and woman were seen driving inside the compound, according to police, after prying the gate open.
While inside, police say 1000 pounds of bulk steel with an estimated value of $3,000 was stolen.
Then on April 22, shortly after 4:30 p.m., the same car and people failed a second attempt to get into the same area.
Police say a detective saw the viral video posted on Facebook and was able to tie the car to April break and enters.
The man and woman were brought into custody with their bail opposed.
Sutherland said the photos were taken on April 11, which is exactly three weeks before the second incident occurred.