Use your beaver to score heroin
Vancouver’s east side is notorious (by Canadian standards) for prostitution, drugs and crime. I had the chance to check it out last fall and even I was surprised that it more or less lived up to the hype…or maybe lived down to the hype?
In any case, a Vancouver radio host decided to highlight the rampant problems of east side Vancouver by donning a beaver costume and trying to score some heroin by holding a sign saying, well, “I want to buy heroin.” FYI, this is an old news story (early June), but it’s new to me, so there. And the Globe is just reporting it, so I’m at least up there (down there?) with them.
Anyway, long story short, the stunt worked, the beaver got hooked up with the junk, and the Vancouver police showed up to relieve the beaver of said junk.
Juvenile prank or funny attempt to highlight the problems on Vancouver’s east side? Considering the radio station appears to be Fox-owned, I’d opt for the former, but the fact that a guy in a beaver costume can buy heroin does highlight some serious social problems. You be the judge.