Friday, November 11, 2011
Kelowna's Cocaine Christmas
"It's a shoe store, not a drug store." so we're told. But the window display, would suggest differently. Steven Johns Shoes, had a front window display of a gold reindeer beside a table with what looked like a line of cocaine and a rolled up dollar bill sitting on top of it.
The reindeer was beside a Christmas tree donned with "little baggies" filled with a cocaine like substance (Ajax) and measuring utensils. The display went up on Sunday, and store employee Mary-Anne Litzenberger says the phone has been ringing off the hook with complaints. "This was not my motivation, it was the owner's. He wanted to shock (people) and that is exactly what he did."
Steven Johns, set up the display and took off for Mexico leaving Lizenberger to deal with the brunt of his actions. Johns told Lizenberger before he left not to take the display down for any reason, and now she fears she could be reprimanded for her actions. "I told Steven it would kill his business, but he said what business? It has been really slow, so I guess we kicked it up a notch."
If the business has been really slow, how can he afford to go on a holiday to Mexico? That's rather suspicious. The reindeer snorting cocaine is one thing but the signs that say Let it Blow, Let it Blow, Let it Blow is another.
Interesting joke given that is the same location of Boomtown Clothing which appears to be a resurrection of Digstown Clothing after it's fire. Digstown Clothing was owned by Hells Angel Damiano Dipopolo which was destroyed by another suspicious accelerated fire during his divorce. The fire was in Feb 2007. The media reported on his divorce trial Feb 2008 but his wife's aplication started Sep 5, 2007.
I know a lot of Dipopolo's property in Kelowna was getting transferred over into Shane Bunting's name at the time. Or at least Shane was buying it up for him during his divorce. There has been a great deal of speculation about how Boomtown Clothing is connected to Digstown Clothing.