Naked police officer arrests man in sauna

Criminals were warned: ‘We are everywhere. Even if you do not see us, we are there.’

There is no escape from the long arm of the law in Sweden – not even sitting naked in a sauna.

An off-duty police officer found himself sitting in the same sauna in Rinkeby, a Stockholm suburb, as a fugitive who had dodged a jail sentence for aggravated assault and other offences, police spokeswoman Carina Skagerlind said.

Ms Skagerlind said that after recognising each other, “the naked police officer calmly told the man that he should consider himself arrested”.

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She said the officer called colleagues to pick up the fugitive, adding “the arrest was undramatic and the wanted man didn’t try to flee”.

The officer was praised for the arrest and police warned fugitives on Facebook: “We are everywhere. Even if you do not see us, we are there.”

Press Association

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