quick-thinking bus driver trapped a thief in his doors and drove him to
the police station with his legs dangling from the vehicle, reports
passers-by in Villa Hermosa, a neighbourhood in the capital of Bogota,
misread the situation and tried to pull the doors open but the driver
jolted forward to stop them, allowing passengers on board to tell them
he was being held on purpose.
swallowed up by the doors, the unnamed thief is unable to free himself
as traffic clears and the bus continues on its journey.
The hero driver diverted from his planned route and took the thief straight to the nearest police station.
police commandant Diego Vasquez said: ‘The driver supported
authorities’ work and immediately closed the door so that this man was
not able to finish the robbery, and was trapped in the bus instead.’
But the thief’s victim, a woman from whom he had stolen a mobile phone, did not press charges and so police had to release him.