Police rescue ‘kidnapped’ bride-to-be
8 March 2004
AMSTERDAM — Contacted by witnesses fearing an abduction, police in the northern Dutch city of Assen mistakenly swooped in to rescue a blindfolded woman seen departing in a black car on Saturday morning.
Witnesses spotted the car as it departed from a local carpool car park and police officers forced the driver to pull over at the Oranjekanaal viaduct, public news service NOS reported.
Police found a 29-year-old Assen woman was driving the car and a 27-year-old blindfolded Assen woman was sitting in the passenger seat.
Informed that the two women were involved in a “hen’s day” outing for the blindfolded future bride, police alarm turned to happy smiles and they wished the duo an enjoyable day.
[Copyright Expatica News 2004]
Subject: Dutch news