Man-in-a-suitcase Thief Held in Spain/Barcelona

Taken from www.guardian.co.uk
“Contortionist hid in luggage before stealing from other bags on Girona-Barcelona coach”

contortionist definitionA man has been arrested in Spain after curling up inside a large suitcase that was placed in an airport bus cargo bay and sneaking out to steal from other people’s luggage. A police official in the north-eastern Catalonia region said on Thursday that the man arrested last week was very thin.

Barcelona girona airport theifAlso arrested was an accomplice who placed the contortionist thief inside the cargo hold of a bus running from Girona airport to Barcelona, boarded the bus and then retrieved him at the end of the line. During the 60-mile (100km) ride, the thief would slip out of the suitcase and use a sharp object to pick locks or open zips to steal from bags. Police were alerted by bus passengers who reported items stolen from their baggage.

Contortionist = A person who performs gymnastic feats involving distorted/abnormal positions.

Verb Hide – Hid – Hidden = Conceal from sight, prevent from being seen or discovered: “Where did he hide her money?”

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Taken from www.guardian.co.uk “Contortionist hid in luggage before stealing from other bags on Girona-Barcelona coach” A man has been arrested in Spain after curling...
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