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Surrey man charged with slashing nearly 500 SkyTrain seats

A Surrey man is accused of damaging 480 SkyTrain seats with a box cutter. - Transit police
A Surrey man is accused of damaging 480 SkyTrain seats with a box cutter.
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A 63-year-old Surrey man has been charged with mischief over $5,000 for allegedly slashing hundreds of SkyTrain seats.

Terald Nicholas Gorecki, who police say used to do contract maintenance work for SkyTrain, is accused of causing more than $45,000 in damage.

Transit police said the fabric of 480 seats was sliced with a box cutter between August and November 2012. They said Gorecki had easy access to the transit system during that time and that hundreds of hours of surveillance video was reviewed as part of the investigation.

Gorecki's  next court date is in February. He has been ordered to stay away from SkyTrain and any B.C. Transit property, noy to possess knives or sharp instruments outside his home and not to possess any tools outside of his workplace.

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