Carpet of nails to arrest a vehicle thief in Quebec

Carpet of nails to arrest a vehicle thief in Quebec

A stolen vehicle led to a police chase down Highway 40 last night.

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At around 1:53 a.m., a citizen of Avenue du Patrimoine-Mondial in Quebec called 911 to tell police that he had just witnessed the theft of his vehicle.

He could give information about the direction of the thief.

“Several SPVQ units quickly positioned themselves throughout Quebec City to locate the stolen vehicle. Our partners from the Sûreté du Quebec are also involved when the suspect takes the direction of the highways,” said Marie-Pier Rivard, spokeswoman for the Quebec Police Service (SPVQ).

When officers from the Sûreté du Québec tried to intercept it, the vehicle continued on its way for several kilometers and refused to stop.

The vehicle eventually stopped on Highway 40 West near Donnacona.

The patrols resorted to the hollow-pointed hedgehog (carpet with nails). The suspect was arrested by Sûreté du Québec officers and then handed over to SPVQ police officers.

The suspect, a 21-year-old man, is being questioned by investigators from the SPVQ’s General Crimes Unit and is scheduled to appear in court today.