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Alberta suspects who 'kidnapped family' had trippy tea

  • The people charged in a bizarre naked kidnapping that ended in a car crash may have unknowingly drank some hallucinogenic tea over breakfast
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested a man, two women and two underage girls, who were all naked despite 17-degree weather 
  • Officials say suspects kidnapped a woman, her father and her six-week-old baby from a home in Nisku, Alberta, on Monday
  • Victims managed to escape and sought refuge in a man's truck, which the suspects then rammed with their BMW
  • Officials believe this was a targeted kidnapping where 'all parties were known to each other'

By Snejana Farberov and James Gordon and Associated Press

Published: 09:01 EST, 11 November 2017 | Updated: 09:27 EST, 11 November 2017

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Canadian Mounties say a car full of naked Canadians that crashed in a bizarre kidnapping, may have unwittingly drank hallucinogenic tea over breakfast.

Five people who were wearing only their birthday suits in Alberta in sub-zero temperatures abducted a couple and their six-week old infant.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Laurel Scott said the mother, their baby and the woman's father had been abducted from a home in Nisku, Laduc County, at around 9.30am and forced into a BMW against their will last Monday. 

It's believed the suspects who were all naked despite the extreme wintry conditions had been having breakfast and drinking trippy tea one of them had brought back from India which kicked off the 'whole crazy spell,' a relative told The National Post.

A completely naked woman is pictured being arrested in Alberta, Canada, on a frigid Monday morning after a kidnapping and car crash. It's believed the group was drinking trippy tea
A completely naked woman is pictured being arrested in Alberta, Canada, on a frigid Monday morning after a kidnapping and car crash. It's believed the group was drinking trippy tea

A completely naked woman is pictured being arrested in Alberta, Canada, on a frigid Monday morning after a kidnapping and car crash. It's believed the group was drinking trippy tea

'It's absolutely crazy,' he told The Canadian Press. 'We were just going to have a nice morning and it ended up in that circumstance.'

His two daughters, who are 13 and 15, and his ex-wife were having breakfast with two friends — a man and his wife. The man had recently travelled overseas and brought back some tea from India. The relative did not know the name of the tea. 

Several of the naked people allegedly forced a man, woman and baby out of their home and into their car, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said, 

The abducted man — who was stuffed in the trunk— managed to escape while the car was being driven. The woman and her child escaped later.

Head-scratcher, eh? Canadian Mounties say in all, they arrested five naked people who were suspected of abducting a family of three from their home, among them a newborn baby
Head-scratcher, eh? Canadian Mounties say in all, they arrested five naked people who were suspected of abducting a family of three from their home, among them a newborn baby

Head-scratcher, eh? Canadian Mounties say in all, they arrested five naked people who were suspected of abducting a family of three from their home, among them a newborn baby

The car then slammed into another vehicle in what cops called a 'purposeful collision,' leaving them stranded on the side of the road.

Three people in the car were charged with kidnapping and resisting arrest. Two underage passengers were not charged.

When officers arrived, they pulled out the five naked people. The adults, who are 27, 30 and 35, were arrested, but the teens were not charged

Nobody was seriously injured. 

Bizzare: The arrests were made after the victims escaped and sought refuge in the truck of a Good Samaritan, which the suspects then rammed with their BMW
Bizzare: The arrests were made after the victims escaped and sought refuge in the truck of a Good Samaritan, which the suspects then rammed with their BMW

Bizzare: The arrests were made after the victims escaped and sought refuge in the truck of a Good Samaritan, which the suspects then rammed with their BMW

Authorities said at the time of the crash, a passing motorist noticed the victims, offered assistance and placed all three in his truck before the suspects' white BMW rammed the rear of the Good Samaritan's vehicle and ended up wrecked in a ditch.

Derek Scott, of LPH Industrial, tells CTV News it was his employee who came to the family's rescue after seeing them running barefoot in the snow.  

Mounted Police responded to the scene on Township Road 510 at 9.47am and arrested a man, two women and two underage girls, all of whom were 'not clothed at the time of their arrest.'

Global News Canada reports that at the time of the crash on Monday morning, temperatures in the area were around 17 degrees. 

Police are seen leading away a naked male suspect, who is now facing charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest 
Police are seen leading away a naked male suspect, who is now facing charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest 

Police are seen leading away a naked male suspect, who is now facing charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest 

Officials towed away the wrecked white BMW that the suspects were traveling in 
Officials towed away the wrecked white BMW that the suspects were traveling in 

Officials towed away the wrecked white BMW that the suspects were traveling in 

Four of the five naked people were taken to a hospital. 

Three adults have been charged for kidnapping and resisting arrest.

The two underage females in the group were released without charges.

Officials said the three people who were abducted, including the infant, were not injured.

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