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Rioters who 'fess up get free spa day

Oct. 13, 2011 at 4:03 PM   |   Comments

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A spa chain in Vancouver, Canada, is offering $50 "Calm Down" vouchers to anyone who took part in hockey riots last June who surrenders to police.

The chain of seven Eccotique spa outlets launched advertising Thursday in which rioters were invited to visit a spa and describe their looting or arson on June 15 when the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup.

The confessors will leave a fingerprint on a spa card and then turn themselves into police. When they return to the spa with a police arrest form, they receive the $50 voucher to be used toward massages, manicures, pedicures or waxing, the company said in a release.

Eccotique President Milajne Soligo said the offer was not a reward for bad behavior.

"Suspects can finally come to terms with their conscience, while the police can see justice is done" Soligo said. "These people obviously had a lot of pent-up anger during all the chaos. We think they need to learn how to calm down and relax."

The company published an ad showing a rioter in a police mug shot wearing a spa face pack.

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