Look, I know no one ever watches a whole video...WATCH THIS WHOLE VIDEO. In the event that you can't because your office frowns on that kind of thing, here's the link to the story, and a few excerpts below, but frankly, you're missing out on the best part, as the last 30 seconds or so aren't included in the story.
"These were very specific, and hard-to-obtain, barbecue chips." That's how police in Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia, described a bag of potato chips stolen by two drunk university students from a garage in a crime that Vancouver Island's CTV spent more than three minutes soberly reporting last month..."The students were wrapping up a night of drinking," CTV anchor Hudson Mack says in a serious tone, "when they were overcome by a certain craving—the kind that hits late and hits hard." According to CTV, the quiet neighborhood where the so-called "BBQ bandits" struck is filled with people who like chips—potato, lime, taco and cheese-flavored—but nothing like Zellers' barbecue-flavored chips, available for a limited time from the Canadian discount chain...A woman, alone in her home, was woken by a growling chihuahua, Saanich police said. She then heard the female students in her garage and immediately called police, who arrested the potato-chip perpetrators nearby..."It appears that the effervescent chip package in the open garage appeared too yummy to pass up," Saanich Police Sgt. Dean Jantzen said at a press conference to address the BBQ chip burglary. "I haven't tried these for myself," Jantzen added, "but my understanding is that particular brand of barbecue is quite tasty.".."These are first time chip offenders."
Hilarious, right? Like if I wasn't on the fence about whether or not this news station was trolling everyone I'd give this the "Most Canada Story of All Time" title. It's all there, an entire neighborhood of chip lovers, a special, holy grail-like brand of chips, two drunk university students causing a ruckus stealing people's chips...and then comes the last 30 seconds of the video...
After seeming to acknowledge that the story was ludicrous and they were just having fun, the get all serious and talk to their fellow Canadians about the importance of having a HOME PHONE...A land line people. Canadian newscasters, in 2012, on-air lecturing about the importance of having a land line, specifically in your bedroom, because in this case, the woman had to tip-toe to her living room to get the phone and call the police, less the drunk chip scavengers out in her garage hear her and ask her for some green onion dip to go with the chips.
It's outrageous, and they say the whole thing with completely straight faces, telling us that the landlines are important because they're more safe than cell phones...Absolutely hilarious, well done, Canada.