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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:55 AM

Area man digs 200-metre tunnel to Upper Canada Mall

Duane Oppenheimer, 59 1/2, of Newmarket was charged with mischief and unlawful excavation on Wednesday evening, after cleaning staff at Upper Canada Mall discovered a large rectangular crack in a utility closet floor. The crack turned out to be a hatch leading to Oppenheimer’s tunnel, a 200-metre subterranean passageway that extended under the mall’s south parking lot and continued below Davis Drive into an adjacent subdivision where it emerged inside the Oppenheimer’s garage.

Read the rest at: http://yolkregion.ca/2011/05/area-man-digs-200-metre-tunnel-to-upper-canada-mall/

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Reply Area man digs 200-metre tunnel to Upper Canada Mall (Original post)
PoliticAverse Apr 2013 OP
LiberalAndProud Apr 2013 #1
dballance Apr 2013 #2
TheMadMonk Apr 2013 #4
liberal N proud Apr 2013 #3
Skinner Apr 2013 #5
PoliticAverse Apr 2013 #6
u4ic Apr 2013 #7
Javaman Apr 2013 #8

Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:00 PM

1. I'm betting it will be turned into a pedestrian-friendly entrance.

The neighborhood sure did like that tunnel.

Seems like everybody except for Duane will win in this deal.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:24 PM

2. That's Flipping Hilarious

That was a serious tunnel. It was well-built.

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Response to dballance (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 01:59 PM

4. That tunnel was clearly already there. That, or he's been working on it...

 

...for decades.

Those doors are 40-50 year old, as is the errosion along the lower third or so of the walls.

That rack of pipes or cables along the top of the left wall is a bit of a giveaway too.

Mr Oppenheimer just dug from his own residence into the tunnel, and from the tunnel into the utility closet.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 12:42 PM

3. No idea how they built it or where they put the dirt, but the neighborhood sure liked that tunnel

That was a lot of dirt too.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 02:28 PM

5. This appears to be a satire website.

Look at the homepage:

http://yolkregion.ca/

ON EDIT: Here's the disclaimer: http://yolkregion.ca/disclaimer/

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Response to Skinner (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 03:20 PM

6. But I want to believe... n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 03:45 PM

7. Newmarket is in York Region

Knew it had to be a joke from the start with the website.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Original post)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 02:34 PM

8. 59...and a half?

who wrote this, a 3rd grader?

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