This Is Why You Don’t Pick Up Hitchhikers

CRIME . A Red Deer man, who was recently released from prison, is facing a string of charges following a car-jacking incident Thursday.
Airdrie police received a call just before 2 p.m. of a dangerous and possibly impaired driver in a Monte Carlo with B.C. licence plates – which was later found abandoned by the road near Carstairs.
Police later learned the driver of the Monte Carlo had run out of gas and hitched a ride with a passing motorist, a Good Samaritan travelling alone.
The Good Samaritan tried to convince the hitchhiker to be dropped off in Airdrie, but the hitchhiker demanded to be driven to Calgary, police said in a news release.
When the Good Samaritan refused, the hitchhiker pulled a knife, made threats and demanded the driver stop on the QE2 near Airdrie.
Police say the hitchhiker robbed the man of his car and wallet before driving away. The man called 911.
The hitchhiker turned into Airdrie, where RCMP happened to be running an impaired driving checkstop.
William Clayton Bradshaw, who had only been out of jail for 12 days, is in custody facing 12 charges, including impaired driving, suspended driving, carrying a concealed weapon and armed robbery.
The Good Samaritan was not injured.

Source: The Calgary Hearld

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