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Late Tuesday night, a 36-year-old man stole a Mazda 6 and became stuck on the stairs of a bus and train station in Spain. According to Periodismo del Motor, no one was injured in the incident, including the thief, but first responders in Madrid had to come to the thief’s aid and winch the Mazda sedan up a staircase (link in Spanish).
Spanish authorities provided a brief report detailing the Mazda’s theft and eventual recovery at the hands of Madrid Municipal Firefighters. The first-generation Mazda 6 is an underappreciated sedan, but there are better, more legal ways to enjoy its dynamics.
According to reports, the thief drove the Mazda 6 through an access road intended for city buses at the Plaza Elptica. According to Periodismo, the driver smashed the Mazda through the station’s double doors and rolled down the stairs, where it became stuck between the handrails.
The thief allegedly fled through a window but was apprehended later. Despite the fact that the thief was unharmed, Madrid Municipal Police took the 36-year-old to a nearby hospital.
It sounds like an eventful night for all those involved: firefighters, police and the nurses and doctors who likely treated the thief. Luckily, there were no commuters around when the stolen Mazda 6 crashed into the station, and no bystanders were injured. The incident happened at around midnight; Plaza Elíptica station is open to commuters daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, so the station was empty at the time.
I like to imagine myself riding the adjacent escalator down — hopefully avoiding being run over and/or any flying debris — as the car crashed down the staircase and saying aloud, “Oh, look, an old Mazda 6. Don’t see those around much.”
Local reports say the details of the incident are still unknown, but the police claim they are currently investigating the case.
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