Massage therapist bent out of shape over vandalism

A West Side massage therapist was left shaking her heading and sweeping up the remnants of several flower pots after vandals targeted the clinic over the B.C. Day long weekend.

Linda Ann McDermot of West 10th Massage Therapy in Point Grey said sometime overnight Sunday vandals smashed several of the colourful flower pots adorning the entrance of the long-time business.

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And it’s not the first time the clinic’s flower pots have fallen victim to vandalism.

“I felt defeated in a way because years ago I put out a pot and something happened to it,” she said.

McDermot has been in business at that location for 23 years. She put the flower pots outside the clinic entrance to let people know the business was still there after the owner put a large “For Lease” sign on the building.

She said the vandalism happened sometime on Sunday night because no one noticed until they arrived to open the clinic Monday morning.

McDermot said she initially put out 11 flower pots. Two were previously stolen and three more were smashed over the weekend. She said when she initially put the pots at the entrance last year, they quickly became a highlight of the neighbourhood, inciting many positive comments from residents and other businesses.

McDermot is not deterred. After cleaning up the mess she re-planted the flowers in new pots.

jkerr@vancourier.com

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