There really was no dead body, but a smashed in window at a University-area ink refill store prompted its business owner to turn an unexpected break-in, and loss, into a more positive experience.
At approximately 5:45am early Friday morning, The Ink Shop located at 2148 Wyandotte Street West between Randolph and Rankin was broken into and a small amount of money was stolen. Neighbours in the apartments above the store heard the window break and called police.
Police confirmed a witness gave a statement saying they saw a man fleeing on a red bicycle with a basket on the front.
No one was hurt as the business was closed at the time and as store owned Katherine puts it, “with the most popular inkjet refill costing only $5.99, the robber got away with very little money in the cash register.”
After the official investigation was complete, Katherine and her father, decided to take the whole incident “in stride” by stopping to take some “CSI-eque photos”.
Katherine snapped these pictures of the front of the store, a brick and a nickel perhaps dropped by the perpetrator, and a fake body outline they made “for funsies”.
The glass has been cleaned up and the store is back open for business!