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Man pleads guilty to slashing hundreds of SkyTrain seats

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Surrey's Terald Gorecki, 63, has pleaded guilty to slashing numerous SkyTrain seats last year – damage estimated at $45,000.
— image credit: Transit police

Just three weeks after he was charged, a Surrey man has pleaded guilty to vandalizing nearly 500 SkyTrain seats.

Terald Nicholas Gorecki entered his plea Tuesday (Jan. 22) in Vancouver Provincial Court.

Transit Police announced Dec. 31 that the 63-year-old was accused of slashing the fabric of 480 seats and faced a charge of mischief over $5,000.

He was sentenced Tuesday to one year probation and a suspended sentence.

Police said Gorecki was employed as a contract maintenance worker for SkyTrain, which provided him with easy access to the train cars. The damage, estimated at $45,000, was done with a box cutter between August and November 2012.

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