I’m not usually one to post newsblurbs, but this one is from my hometown and its quite a rollercoaster ride to see it happening live on the news.
This is from a Dutch newssite, so i’ll try my best to explain in English.
Man goes into the apple store on the Leidseplein in Amsterdam with a gun. Starts waving it around and is trying to take hostages. He also states to be wearing a bomb vest, and that he will blow it if his demands aren’t met.
A couple of people hid in the broom closets, others escaped outside but he focused on 1 poor Englishman and kept him close with a gun pointed at his head.
Apparently he was making demands of wanting a certain amount of crypto to be sent to his wallet address.
This went on for a long time and with dutch special police stationed outside he didn’t really have anywhere to go.
So he decides he is thirsty, and demands a bottle of water from the police.
The police send the bottle of water over on a explosive disarmament robot.
The felon suspects he will be shot if he goes outside, so he sends the hostage he has been hodling as a shield.
Who of course runs right past the bottle and into the safety of the police perimiter.
While the hostage is running away, the felon decides to run after him and exits the building.
A police vehicle that was standing by then runs the man over and he is taken into custody.
Yes…what?!!!! Was my reaction as well.
No one got hurt other that the felon, as he seems to be experiencing a crash of some sorts.
-Things that came up in my head while i was watching this.
.(bad rap for crypto!, not the position you want.
Not my opinion , but how i think the media will spin it.)
.(the police should have offered to send him the ransom in exchange for his seed phrase)
.(Good job Dutch police! You did your jobs great! Congratz)
I felt i wanted to share, so here you go.
17 thoughts on “Dutchman from amsterdam takes hostages in the apple store and demands crypto. Whereafter he gets run over.”
“Sir, do you accept ElonYummyBallsInu? It’s not a rugpull I swear”
Dumb and dumber of hostage taking
>so he sends the hostage he has been hodling
Damn, he truly is about that crypto life
Probably lost all his money investing in shitcoins.
If I didn’t knew this was real I would have checked for a comedy flair after reading.
I mean poor englishman, but damn that sounds like a really bad trip.
Feel like there’s a great opportunity for someone to start a “hostage” coin here. If they haven’t already
That crash made that criminal go desperate
He paid the highest price for his actions.
Still sad to hear that, even if he did what he did.
Glad nobody else got hurt.
It doesn’t matter he asked for crypto. Crypto is money and criminals go after money.
Shitty situation overall.
Awww watching idiots get (justifiably) hit with cars is tight!
I just hope that he wasn’t screaming “god is great” in Arabic.. as a Muslim in Britain I can’t tell you how infuriating and soul crushing this is when it happens. And then the looks you get on the trains and buses an street is just uncomfortable man. 😓
Great work by the Police!
I feel like being run over probably hurts more than being shot. Also, wouldn’t it be safer to shoot him?
Lol why did he chase after the hostage? He should’ve known better
Wth. Glad no one but him got hurt.
Lol give him all the crypto he wants then blacklist his wallet address.
The guy has no exit strategy on both his hostage taking and crypto.
What the fuck
The new “I want a helicopter and millions in cash” as a ransom is dead. It’s now “send XMR to my address” lol