Some folks are prepared for carjackers
A Belgian couple on holiday in Spain spotted the armed criminals who had carjacked them at gunpoint a month previously in Liege, 1,200 miles away.
The unnamed pair saw Luc Jadoul, 47, and his girlfriend Gaëlle Deloge, 20, on a beach in Alicante.
Mr Jadoul and Miss Deloge had threatened the couple with a gun and hijacked their Nissan SUV while making a dramatic escape from a Belgian courthouse just four weeks before…
…The crime victims were amazed to see Jadoul and Deloge sunning themselves on the Torrevieja beach last weekend.
Incredibly, the stolen car was also parked nearby, just yards from where the carjackers were sunbathing.
Keeping their heads and showing a “sangfroid” praised by the police, the holidaymakers let down the tyres on the car and called the authorities, who made an “easy” arrest.
A firearm was recovered from the stolen vehicle…
Both are being held in Madrid before their extradition back to Belgium.
Jadoul was the subject of an international arrest warrant. Before becoming a fugitive, he was in prison and has multiple convictions for prostitution of a minor aged 13, violence and pimping…
“No one – certainly not the criminals – could have expected an ending like this,” said a police source. “There must be more chance of winning the lottery.”
If this occurred in the UK, the coppers probably would have arrested the Belgian couple along with the carjackers. They’d leave them in custody in the same jail while they spent a week sorting out legal opinions over them being mean to the crooks.
I certainly wouldn’t expect an ending like this in the United States. They would have been told to shove off until a copy of the original paperwork traversed the mail and arrived – proving that a crime like carjacking had actually been committed. If they were lucky, they wouldn’t be arrested for causing a disturbance and malicious mischief for letting the air out of the tyres. Either way, the crooks would have been allowed on their way.
Unless they were Black or Mexican, of course.