Archive for Czech Crime
Several thousand Danish and Swedish students are due to descend on Prague in the next few days, in what the Czech media fears/hopes will be a repeat of last February’s chaos.
A murdered taxi driver lay dead in his car in Prague 2-Vinohrady for around 36 hours — and was given a parking ticket before his body was discovered.
A round-up of new developments in some of PraguePig.com’s most popular stories from last year, including the Polish woman who wants to have sex with 100,000 men, the therapist who moonlighted as a porn star, and the new Czech citizenship test.
Prague police have revealed more information about a woman, presumed murdered, whose foot was found on a Vltava river bank earlier this month.
The mysterious deaths of a Czech mother and daughter in Egypt continue to grip the Czech tabloids.
Here’s something for Fitness BBC members to think about the next time they’re on the treadmill: Does their gym’s owner harass and exploit vulnerable Czech pensioners?
Did Viktor Štingl, who served with elite Czech units in Iraq and Kosovo, pay a six-week-old girl’s mother 500 crowns to spend time alone with her child, and then perform oral sex on the infant?
Just another day on the streets of Prague:
Uploaded to YouTube by bohdees with the following description:
Police chase from 3rd of April, 2012, recorded from police helicopter above Prague. Suspect is trying to escape in his black VW Passat, police cars are chasing him, finally the suspect is arrested. During this chasing, police is shooting at black VW Passat, unfortunately hits another car.
Anybody know which part of town this is?
(Link via Robert Polo)
Roman Janoušek’s campaign to become the Czech Republic’s most-hated man is off to a flying start.
Two days after telephone transcripts emerged apparently showing then Prague Mayor Pavel Bém asking the lobbyist for his approval of city property deals, Janoušek allegedly fled the scene after injuring a woman while driving drunk.
Described by Blesk as the “biggest Mafioso in Prague” and, in a banner headline, “Mr. Pig” (steady on!), Janoušek reportedly hit a 51-year-old “foreigner of Asian origin” while driving away from the scene of a prang on Vyskočilova street in Prague 4-Michle on Friday afternoon.
According to Blesk, the 43-year-old multi-millionaire had driven his “luxury Porsche” into the back of the Asian woman’s Volvo then hit her as he drove off. The woman suffered multiple injuries and was later taken to Motol hospital.
The tabloid’s coverage of the incident, which took up the first five pages of its Saturday edition, includes a helpful infographic (pictured above), vaguely reminiscent of Taiwan’s wonderful Apple Daily animations.
Police later apprehended Janoušek, whose nicknames include “Voldemort”, on Pujmanové street in Prague 4-Krč, and after interviewing him for several hours, began criminal proceedings against him and released him.
Janoušek’s current whereabouts are unknown, leading Blesk to speculate that his powerful associates — who also include deputy Czech police president Ladislav Husák and Prague’s deputy chief prosecutor Libor Grygárek — could be conspiring to protect him.
For non-Czech speakers, ČeskéNoviny.cz has an English-language account of the incident, albeit one somewhat less colourful than the Blesk account linked to below.