Wednesday 08 December 2021

Drunken Brit drives stolen car on Schiphol airport runway

A drunken British man was arrested on Tuesday after driving a stolen car on a Schiphol airport runway for a few minutes, news agency AFP reported.

Police said the unnamed passenger was on his way home for Christmas when he pushed an emergency exit button on an airport gate, went onto the tarmac and stole a car belonging to an airport contractor.
‘He drove around for a few minutes but at no point was there any danger to flight traffic. There aren’t many flights on Christmas Eve and there were none at all at the time he took the car,’ the police spokesman told AFP.
The public prosecution department will decide what to do with the man, AFP said.

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