“He drove into the lion’s den.” A man with a stolen car ran into hundreds of police officers in Prague

“He drove into the lion’s den.” A man with a stolen car ran into hundreds of police officers in Prague
“He drove into the lion’s den.” A man with a stolen car ran into hundreds of police officers in Prague

A driver with a stolen car, without a driver’s license and under the influence of drugs eluded the police, but then drove into the place where security measures were in place due to a football match. Hundreds of police officers appeared in front of him, stopped the car and arrested the driver after he tried to escape. Police spokesman Jan Daněk said that he was a repeat offender.

“Last week on Thursday, a driver drove into the proverbial lion’s den with a stolen Octavia in Vršovice, not far from the Slavia football stadium,” Daněk said in a press release. At that time, extensive security measures were in place due to the European Conference League football match between Slavia and the Polish club Raków Częstochowa. There were several hundred police officers on the scene.

Several hundred police officers participated in this measure and they could not fail to notice the suspicious vehicle. “Therefore, they decided to stop him and check, but the driver started to run away from them. After a short chase, the car hit a dead end and that was the end of his run. The man still tried to escape from the car, but the patrol detained him using coercive means,” said Daněk. The intervention against the man can be seen in the attached video.

The 41-year-old repeat offender, who has 15 criminal records, submitted to a drug test on the spot, which was positive. He didn’t produce a driver’s license because he didn’t have one, he had drugs in the car, burglary tools, cut-off license plates for camouflage, and as mentioned, the car was stolen. “All these matters will now be investigated by the police. The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner,” added Daněk.

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