A cocaine user who managed to crash a stolen car on the stairs of an underground metro station has been seized by police.
The 36-year-old driver – not named by police – was arrested by Madrid’s Municipal Police on Tuesday, 23rd August, 2022, according to a statement released by the authorities.
Footage of the stranded car shows firefighters slowly winching it back up the stairs.
The suspect allegedly stole the car from a parking lot in the nearby town of Getafe and headed towards the capital along the A42 Toledo motorway
According to police reports, the vehicle belonged to a worker who had left the keys in the ignition.
At the time of the robbery, a colleague of the car’s owner unsuccessfully tried to stop the offender from stealing it.
After he arrived in Madrid, the confused suspect slipped down a bus lane and found himself at a staircase to the underground station.
The bizarre spree ended with the offender embedding the vehicle on the stairs and breaking several glass doors inside the station on the way.
When the police arrived at the site, the man was trying to get out of the car, which had already been reported stolen.
Despite being unharmed, Madrid Emergencies crews treated him immediately, after which he was transferred to a hospital for follow up check ups where he tested positive for cocaine.
Madrid Emergencies reported: “After the spectacular event, @BomberosMad arduously maneuvered the car away from the stairs. @SAMUR_PC took the driver to the October 12th Hospital and @policiademadrid is investigating the circumstances of this incident which luckily there were no injuries.”
The police have not revealed further investigation details.