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Mission witnesses mistake extra passenger for body in trunk

Call draws heavy police presence but Mission RCMP discover large group tried to pile in car
Mission RCMP responded to a suspicious call last Thursday (May 23) of an unmoving woman in the trunk of a car. However, police determined it was a man who rode in the trunk because the car was full. /Mission RCMP Photo

A group of friends in Mission feared for their safety last Thursday (May 23) after spotting what they thought was an unmoving woman in the trunk of a car.

The witnesses called Mission RCMP at approximately 10:30 p.m. to report the alleged body and a man standing near the parked car at a fast food restaurant.

“The friends feared for their safety and quickly drove out of the lot before calling police,” Mission RCMP said in its weekly “Community Connection” crime recap.

The call drew a large police presence but the vehicle left before officers arrived.

However, Mission RCMP discovered a group of young men too large for one car persisted and found a way to pile in the vehicle.

Police say the group was planning to drive a short distance from the fast food restaurant and one man decided to hop in the trunk since it was a quick trip.

“Fortunately, no one was hurt, and the person who had been in the trunk quickly admitted to it, which saved further police resources from further investigating the suspicious call,” Mission RCMP said.

Police advised the passenger to use only seats with seatbelts in the future.

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Dillon White

About the Author: Dillon White

I joined the Mission Record in November of 2022 after moving to B.C. from Nova Scotia earlier in the year.
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