BERLIN (Reuters) - After accepting what appeared to be a kind offer from a German motorist to tow his broken car, a stranded Polish motorist was taken on a terrifying high-speed joyride at speeds of 160 kph (100 mph), police said Tuesday.
Police said a 36-year-old German man who offered assistance proceeded to hurl down the motorway at high speeds after tying a cable to the stranded car.
The motorist, who remained inside his vehicle during the tow, flashed his lights and honked his horn at the speeding driver to stop. Police said the Pole was finally able to bring the German to a halt by swerving his car back and forth. The German was taken to a psychiatric clinic, police said.