Since July of 2009, those behind the popular @ScanBC Twitter account have been actively tweeting out the happenings of emergency service crews throughout the province in a raw and unfiltered fashion.
While most of the tweets report serious emergencies, others are humorous insights into the stories that didn’t make the news. It turns out, there are some fairly unique situations that are just too ‘Vancouver’ to ignore.
Who knew some of our favourite things – including bicycles, Starbucks, organic coffee, marijauna and beer – could get us into so much trouble…
“Gregor Robertson, is that you?”
#Vancouver Police are responding to City Hall for a report of someone smoking marijuana in a vehicle.
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) February 18, 2015
We take our smoking bans very seriously. And our physical exercise.
Kids these days…
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) February 14, 2015
“Get the chopper! These kids are breaking 15km per hour!”
Organic coffee isn’t for everyone.
#Vancouver Police are responding to an Organic coffee shop at 400 Granville St for a male that exposed himself to staff
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) February 3, 2015
“That’s dope bro, we’ll be right over.”
It better have been craft beer.
#Vancouver PD attending to the Liquor Barn on Cambie for a shoplifting. 2 male suspects took 2x40oz beers.
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) January 16, 2015
The man’s parenting game must have been on point.
Such a coffee snob.
#Vancouver Police are responding to E 49 Ave & Fraser for reports a drunk male with an open beer is trying to fight people inside Starbucks
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) November 11, 2014
“Sir, we’re going to have to give you a penalties for high sticking and slashing.”
This is why we can’t have nice things…
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) November 6, 2014
Bets are he was new to the city.
“The city has an aggressive proposal for increasing bike traffic downtown.”
#Vancouver Police responding to 600 Helmcken for a male threatening people with a hammer after he was not allowed to bring his bike inside
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) November 3, 2014
Kayak rentals are just so expensive in this city.
City proposes bike lane on Keefer Street after incident.
#Vancouver Police are responding to 1000 Keefer St for a report of a male assaulting people with a bicycle frame.
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) October 6, 2014
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