A bizarre collision in Western Canada left the Royal Canadian Mounted Police baffled, as they tried to establish what happened on an Alberta road on Monday. Saturday, more details have emerged, adding a twist to the accident and related kidnapping, which may have all started with a cup of tea.

According to the Associated Press, Canadian Mounties who arrived at the scene were responding to reports of an accident involving a car colliding with a truck. Oddly, they found the five people in the car were naked. Exacerbating the strange find was the fact that the high temperature in the area that day was 22 degrees fahrenheit, with a wind chill that made it feel like 12 degrees, according to the Times-Picayune.

Cpl. Laurel Scott said the five people were arrested. Although the exact charges against them were not made clear, police were reportedly considering it a “purposeful collision,” and said they thought drugs or alcohol may have been a factor.

Scott called the incident “very bizarre” and said, “We are trying to sort through all the different information we have so we can figure out from start to finish what this incident is all about.”

More information has now emerged. Reports say the car full of naked Canadians had abducted a couple and their six-week old infant. Scott said the mother, their baby and the woman’s father had been abducted from a home that morning and forced into a BMW.

All three escaped, and a passing motorist reportedly noticed the victims, running barefoot in the snow. He offered the group shelter in his truck, prompting the naked group of suspects to ram the rear of the Good Samaritan’s vehicle with their BMW.

The entire incident was apparently related to a cup of tea, according to one source. He reported to Canadian press that the group may have drank a hallucinogenic tea over breakfast, the intoxication unintentional .

Apparently, the sources’ two daughters, 13 and 15, and his ex-wife were having breakfast with a married man and his wife. The man had recently brought some Indian tea back from his travels and had shared it with the group. The tea had unexpected effects, the source believes.

“It’s absolutely crazy,” the source reportedly told The Canadian Press. He says the group of tea drinkers does not remember anything.

The intoxicated adults (27, 30 and 35) were arrested, charged with kidnapping and resisting arrest. The underage participants were not charged.

Nobody was seriously injured, however four of the five naked people were taken to a hospital.

Some reports indicate the suspects knew the family they kidnapped.

 

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