Kidnapping preceded Nisku crash with carload of naked people


RCMP arrested five suspects: a man, two women and two female minors.

Now a police press release gives the backstory: The naked five (who may not at that point have been naked) had kidnapped a man, a woman and a 6-week-old baby around 9:30 a.m. Monday in the town of Leduc, police say.

About 15 minutes later, on the road near Nisku, the man managed to get out of the trunk of the moving vehicle. A short time later, the woman and baby managed to get out of the vehicle. "It's the middle of the winter and people running around with no shoes on - you stop to help them", Scott told CTV Edmonton.

"They rammed him from behind ... the unclothed people in the BMW", Scott said.

That's when the initial suspect vehicle with the alleged kidnappers rammed the truck from behind, which sent it into a ditch.

The family escaped unharmed, but four of the five naked people arrested were taken to hospital.

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RCMP said the investigation is in its early stages, but it's believed the crash was not an accident, and that drugs and alcohol may be a factor.

Global News Canada reports that at the time of the crash on Monday morning, temperatures in the area were around 17 degrees.

The three people who were forced into the vehicle were not injured and the RCMP believe this was a targeted incident where all the parties knew each other.

Scott said Tuesday she was unsure of the charges the nude motorists would face, though she said police consider it a "purposeful collision". On Tuesday, police cruisers surrounded a nearby home, where a garage door appears heavily damaged.

"I'm not going to say too much about the family involved, just because I think they've been through enough", he said.