I can imagine it now; a call comes out over the radio or via the MDT to say that a male has been spotted in the back of a car and that he appears to be hooded and handcuffed.
Straight away, Police Officers believe that they are getting sent to a possible kidnapping in progress, so send as many available resources as possible to the location and surrounding areas.
An intense area search is conducted by the units in response to the 999 call that had been made by a concerned member of the public. The officers arrive at the scene and the vehicle and its occupants are found almost immediately.
As the officers race over to the car, they start having visions of getting a commendation from the Chief Constable for the inevitable bravery and life-saving events which are about to unfold before them. Not to mention the fact that this is going to make a great story for the kids in later years.
Now imagine being one of the first officers to approach the car; as you get nearer to the vehicle, you note that there are only two occupants in the car; a female driver and someone in the back of the car who appears to be wearing a silk hood.
‘that’s odd’ you ponder to yourself as you prepare to set the captive free from what must have surely been a fate that does not even bear thinking about.
As the vehicle stops and you run over to it, you notice that the female drivers appears to be more shocked than anything else – ‘why isn’t she running?’ ‘why isn’t the male in the back of the car shouting for help?’ – it’s starting to not make any sense.
Upon speaking to the occupants, who are putting up zero resistance, you realise that, in fact, no-one is being held against their will…
Instead, you have inadvertently interrupted a ‘fantasy’ that is being lived out by a couple in the early hours of the morning!
A post on the North West Motorway Police Facebook page said:
“Our MS Sgt assisted by Cheshire taskforce crime car has stopped a vehicle seen in suspicious circumstances in West Yorkshire in the early hours.
“Concern raised for a male seen to be put in the rear of a car having been covered by a silk hood.
“Male located handcuffed on the rear seat, male was safe and unharmed although a little red faced as his female partner and himself were role-playing.
“Not sure the NWMPG were part of the script mind”.
It is unclear as to whether or not the officers who attended the scene were asked to maybe swap handcuffs or were maybe even asked to ‘join in’ with the scenario.
The fact that the couple were actually in the vehicle and driving arounds indicates just how serious they were taking the role play.
I can imagine that many of our readers will now be busy looking on Google for silk hoods and novelty handcuffs.
Judging by the sheer amount of people tagging other people in the post on the NW Motor Police Facebook page, then you can only imagine how busy the roads are going to be in the early hours of the morning over the next few days…
We look forward to seeing the inevitable footage appearing online.
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