We all know that without oil, many items in our life will not serve their purpose in an appropriate manner but the following article is about an instance when the use of oil has resulted in what could best be described as a homeowner’s nightmare. It seems that immediately prior to Christmas, someone made the decision to show their dislike for a Banksia Beach couple by adding sump oil to the sparkling water in the swimming pool of their brand new house.
Featured Image (above): Restoration of the area has taken several months
The accompanying photos show where the perpetrator/s have poured the oil over the wall of the pool area and it has then made its way into the water. As well as the act itself being enough to cause distress to the residents, the fact that it occurred two days before Christmas meant that the couple were unable to celebrate the season as planned, with their family (including their small grandchildren) all looking forward to swimming in the new pool.
The oil ran down the wall and into the water of the new pool
Whilst police were called and attended promptly after the malicious act was discovered when the occupants arose, there has been no evidence as to the identity of the culprit/s, even though CCTV footage of the area has been consulted and, due to the belief that “someone must know something” the owners of the house are now offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who can either identify the person or persons responsible or provide information which leads to successful prosecution.