By Matthew Roscoe • 05 January 2022 • 11:01
Lucky police make major discovery after man was arrested for not wearing a mask. Credit: Photo by ev on Unsplash
LUCKY police officers in Poland make a major discovery after a man was arrested on Tuesday, January 4 for not wearing a Covid mask.
The man was detained by Warsaw police officers at a shop in the Bielany district for not wearing a mask – mandatory in all shops in Poland under the latest anti-coronavirus restrictions – and it was later established that the man was a wanted fugitive!
The Polish man was a convicted murderer and had been on the run for two decades. Now, the 20-year fugitive will return to prison following the lucky police capture.
The 45-year-old “was stopped by police in the Bielany district because he did not have a mask,” sub-inspector Elwira Kozlowska told AFP on Tuesday.
The unnamed man had been on the run for two decades after a murder conviction. Now, following his capture, he will have to serve 25 years in prison for the crime he committed, the details of which have not been disclosed.
Last month, a fugitive murderer from Germany was detained following an attempted escape. However, the man, Ralf Hörstemeier, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Nicole Schalla (16), was captured in the Netherlands by Dutch police.
Unlike the Polish man, Hörstemeier was only at large for 2 days.
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