Underground Tunnel to Upper Canada Mall
On May 1st, 2012 Duane Oppenheimer was charged with mischief and unlawful excavation for making a tunnel that led from his house to Upper Canada Mall. Oppenheimer who was a retired steel worker made the tunnel so that he could get from his house to the mall without taking a car or without trying to cross Davis Drive while traffic was flowing. The tunnel was being used for two years before the maintenance people from the mall noticed the hatch door that came out of the utility closet. When the police officers and security guard went to go inspect the tunnel they found that it was made very well with support beams and good ventilation. Inside of the tunnel Oppenheimer had put up emergency procedures, his cell phone number, and a supply of candles throughout the tunnel. On of the officers who walked through the tunnel said “They seem to have thought of just about everything, except the law. The mall officials and police are now discussing whether they should fill it in, or make it a real entrance and let all of the public use it.
- Do you think that Oppenheimer should be charged with mischief?
- Do you think that the mall officials should make the entrance open to the public or fill it in with concrete? Why?
- The mall thinks that leaving the tunnel open will help attract customers which will increase sales, would you go to the mall just to say that you have taken the underground tunnel?