York Regional Police's Arson Attempt Video Shows 2 Suspects Failing To Break Glass

If you’re looking for some seriously sturdy glass for your home or business, you might want to ask this tattoo shop where they got theirs. On September 25, York Regional Police released surveillance footage of two suspects wanted for attempted arson of the tattoo shop in Vaughan.

The incident occurred at the Dreamworx Ink on Rutherford Road in the Weston Road area, just after 3 a.m. on September 6. In the video, we see the two suspects walk up to the shop’s front entrance. Police say that one of them is carrying a jerrycan and a bottle assumed to contain a Molotov cocktail. The other suspect has a rock, which he used to try and break the front glass of the tattoo shop, twice.

The video itself (below) is very short and doesn’t show anything too out of the ordinary, but it’s the way in which the suspect with the rock makes his second attempt at breaking the glass that deserves some mention. The rock itself doesn’t look that big, probably because it needed to be light enough to throw.

After the first attempt at breaking the glass up close, the suspects seem to say something to each other before walking away. This looks like the end of the footage until the suspect with the rock suddenly turns around to try and break the glass again by playing fastball. The rock merely bounces off the glass, and the suspect picks it up again before walking away with his accomplice.

In their tweet below, York Police even used the hashtag #NotSoFastFastball to describe their failed attempts at breaking the glass. 

CP24 reports that this incident follows a previous arson incident that happened at Piranha Tattoo Shop on August 27, 10 days earlier. The shop is also located in the Weston Road area. Their front glass was broken and a jerry can was also found on the scene. Police haven’t said whether or not these two incidents are connected. 

Investigators are hoping that the public can help identify the suspects in the footage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.