Quick suspect escapes in police car
2 August 2004 , AMSTERDAM — Two slow-moving police officers were outwitted on Sunday night when a suspect they were about to apprehend escaped in their own police vehicle.
2 August 2004
AMSTERDAM — Two slow-moving police officers were outwitted on Sunday night when a suspect they were about to apprehend escaped in their own police vehicle.
Police were intending to arrest a 22-year-old Eindhoven man seen at the De Run industrial estate in Veldhoven after he allegedly failed to stop after a car accident on the Markt in Bladel, newspaper De Telegraaf reported.
The police officers had seen the suspect and two other people standing with a car that fitted the description of the vehicle involved in the accident. They stopped and walked over to the suspect, who then made a bolt for it and escaped in the police car.
One police officer tried to haul the suspect out of moving car, but due to speed of the vehicle he eventually fell to the ground. He was later treated in hospital for unspecified injuries.
The police car was later found undamaged at the end of the Sniederslaan, where the suspect had first been spotted by police. The suspect — who had allegedly driven under the influence — was later detained.
A police spokesman said the two officers don't intend to experience a repeat incident and will always take the key out of the ignition.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news