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SIU officers interviewed the man and during a recorded statement, he claimed he lent the bike to a friend who crashed it and wouldn’t return it. The man then grabbed the digital recording device and ran out of the Claims Centre. The SIU officer caught up to him but not before the man smashed the recording device to the ground, in an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the evidence.
The man pleaded guilty to making a false statement to ICBC and mischief; he was fined $2,000 and ordered to pay over three thousand dollars in restitution. He was also sentenced to six months probation and 15 hours of community service.