Three Jehovah’s Witnesses who feared the end of the world was coming fled their home naked and kidnapped their neighbours, according to reports. Two women and a man thought they were saving their neighbours from the imminent armageddon during the bizarre incident in Canada, court documents state.
The neighbours were a man, his adult daughter and her six-week-old son, who were forced out of their house and into the snow without shoes.
The mother and baby were put in the back seat with two other teenage girls, daughters of one of the female kidnappers who were naked under a blanket.
In their haste to get to safety, a number of the kidnappers didn’t have time to put any clothes on.
The male neighbour was put in the trunk and ordered to chant “Jehovah” 10 times, according to Canadian Press .
The mother of the two teen girls was the only one dressed and drove them all in a BMW SUV ploughing straight through their garage door.
The SUV sped down roads and went through a red light, says the document.
The male neighbour trapped in the boot managed to unlock it and escape, as did his daughter with her baby.
The kidnapped flagged down a passing truck to try to get to safety, but the driver of the SUV rammed into the truck before going into a ditch.
When police arrived the family refused to leave the car with one believing the officers “were monsters who would kill them.”
The three kidnappers were then Tasered, dragged out of the car an arrested during the incident that took place last year near Edmonton, Alberta.
The trio pleaded guilty last week to a charge of unlawful confinement and one of the women also pleaded guilty to dangerous driving.
A judge has ordered pre-sentence reports and risk assessments, which could include psychological testing.
The three adult offenders are to return to court for sentencing in December.
The two teenagers who were present during the abduction were not charged.