Spain: Tourist catches thief, tourist thrown in jail, tourist’s ATM card used while in police custody

Posted on May 7, 2012 • Filed under: Spain, Tourist Robbed

On Friday, we published an exclusive story entitled “Tourist catches thief… tourist thrown in jail,” which was much commented upon.
It was a lengthy piece by our guest contributor, Kristina, and in the midst of the article was a component we feel was overlooked. The article detailed an incident in which a tourist who found himself being robbed was able to avoid the robbery and in so doing catch the thief. When the police arrived he was arrested for his act, as the thief hadn’t successfully stolen anything, and therefore there was no reason for the tourist to have attempted to apprehend the thief. This is how things work in Barcelona. The tourist was put in a jail cell for the night. Read Article

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