A group of five who seized three parties and crashed their auto believed they were escaping the end of the world and faced imminent danger
Three people who were arrested naked by Canadian police after abduct their neighbours and gate-crashing their gondola into another vehicle were Jehovah’s Observers who believed that they were escaping the end of the world, according to court documents.
In a plea document obtained by the Canadian Press, two women and a man admitted to kidnapping three people in the western province of Alberta last year, which raised a certain degree of lucidity to the bizarre incident last-place November. One of the women likewise pleaded guilty to hazardous driving.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police propelled their investigation after they were called to the scene of a auto clang in an industrial park in Nisku, south of Edmonton.
They arrived to find a lily-white BMW that had collided with a truck; inside were five people- four of them naked- despite the centimetres of snowfall on the dirt and temperatures that wavered around -1 0C( 14 F ).
According to the plea document, the episode had begun several days earlier, when one of the women took her her two teenage daughters to visit her 27 -year age-old nephew and his 30 -year age-old wife, who lived in Leduc, Alberta.
After three days at the chamber of representatives- during which the group barely ate- they came to believe that they had lived through the Great Tribulation, a period of suffering which some evangelical Christians believe heralds the second coming.
Believing they were in imminent danger, different groups fled the chamber of representatives- but in their rapidity , none of their own families- except the mother- managed to get dressed, the document says.
” Four who is currently naked were altering but they had to leave right away because it was unsafe, so they left without clothes ,” the plea document said.
The group piled into a BMW SUV- which the mother drove through the garage doorway to make their escape- but then decided they needed to rescue the neighbours.
They coerced a soul into the trunk of their vehicle and induced his adult daughter and her newborn ascent into the back seat.” They did so because they believed that they were in danger, either from bad or wicked parties outside or from beasts ,” says the guilty plea.
The BMW then raced down the route, explosion through a red light as its occupants sung “Jehovah” over and over.
According to the document, the three neighbours managed to escape when the SUV slowed down and flagged down a overtaking truck.
” It’s the centre of the winter and beings running around with no shoes on – you stop to help them ,” Derek Scott, the truck’s driver, told CTV News last year.
The neighbours clambered aboard the truck- but their succour was short-lived: the SUV rammed Scott’s truck, and both vehicles ended up in a snow-filled ditch.
When police responded to the accident, they faced a group who” displayed extreme fortitude” and refused to leave the vehicle. According to the court document, one of the teens feel the officers were” were demons who would kill them “.
Police eventually resorted to using a combination of pepper spay and tasers to inhibit and arrest the passengers.
At the time, police believed dopes or booze might have been a factor in the incident. The parent of the two teens- who wasn’t present during the incident- told examiners that he dreads the group might have downed a hallucinogenic tea.
But according to the Canadian Press, the plea document builds no mention of drugs or alcohol.
The two teens who were present during the abduction were not charged.
* This article was amended on 26 September 2018. An earlier version converted 10 C below 0 to 50 F. 10 C is similar to 50 F, -1 0C is 14 F. This has been corrected.