F1 fan arrested at gunpoint mistaken for mafia boss

A Formula 1 fan atending the Dutch Grand Prix was arrested at gunpoint after police mistook him for a mafia boss.

4d ago

A 54 year old, named only as Mark L from Liverpool, was blindfolded and led away from a restaurant by armed police on the weekend of the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort.

Local police reportedly thought they had caught long sought after Sicilian crime lord Matteo Messina Denaro - responsible for the murder of 10 people in 1993 bombings in which a further 93 were injured.

A Public Prosecutor's Office statement said that Mark L "stated he was an English citizen and not the person claimed by Italy."

Italy had issued the Dutch police with a European Arrest Warrant in what appears to be a high profile case of mistaken intelligence.

The public prosecutor subsequently issued a release order later the same day.

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Comments (5)

  • Wow๐Ÿ˜‚

      4 days ago
  • Well... everybody wearing that "gangsta-look" nowadays....

      4 days ago
  • Thatโ€™s a story to tell your family about for years ๐Ÿ˜‚

      3 days ago
  • That's typically my country ..

      3 days ago
  • quite an adventure ๐Ÿ˜‚

      4 days ago