No, no, it wasn’t a party bus.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police responded to an interesting call this week, arriving at a collision scene with a car full of naked people.
Now, three of them have to put their clothes back on to appear in a Canadian Court on charges of kidnapping.
The Guardian reports:
In the BMW sat five people, all of them naked, despite the centimetres of snow on the ground and temperatures that hovered around 10C below zero.
Police say the crash appeared to be a “purposeful collision” and hinted towards drugs and alcohol as contributing factors. So they arrested them.
What they didn’t know yet was that:
[T]he strange saga had actually begun about 20 minutes before the collision when two adults and a six-week-old baby were taken from a residence and forced into a vehicle.
The male victim – who had been stuffed into the trunk of the car – managed to escape from the moving car. Minutes later, so did the woman, holding the baby.
Someone passing by noticed the bizarre situation and stopped to help the bunch. The heroic civilian was later identified as an employee of Leduc Plumbing & Heating by company co-head Derek Scott.
Scott gave some insight:
“Apparently they came out of the ditch with no shoes on, so he stopped to see, obviously, if they needed help. It’s the middle of the winter and people running around with no shoes on – you stop to help them.”
Apparently the truck was targeted by the suspect’s car after the three people had climbed in. Then, according to Scott:
“They rammed him from behind… the unclothed people in the BMW.”
Police and firefighters removed the five suspects from the car shortly after arriving on the scene, “cuffing their hands behind their backs”:
It was pretty cold out, continues Scott:
“There was no covering. The guy had to do the walk of shame in front of everybody, then two more women did the walk of shame in front of everybody … then the one lady was the last to be removed – she put up the biggest fight … It was a pretty wild fight. It took five people to get her out.”
The victims, an older man, a woman and her baby, were uninjured and “happy to not be in a car full of naked people any more”.
The verdict? Well:
The RCMP said on Tuesday that they had arrested five suspects: a man, two women and two female minors. The three adults remain in police custody while the minors have been released without charges.
A 27-year-old man and two women, 35 and 30, are to appear on Thursday in an Alberta court on charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest.
Oh, and, we still don’t know why everyone was naked.
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