Graveyard + stolen car + bees = worst date ever

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Doug Hempstead, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:33 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Worst. Date. Ever.

A woman had her doubts about the man she picked up in a bar in her hometown of Drummondville, just east of Montreal, a few days ago, but probably never dreamed it would go so wrong.

Police figure the pair hooked up and sometime afterward he suggested they scoot off for a romantic junket to his cottage in Outaouais, near Ottawa.

Initially, she was hesitant, but when he suggested she bring along her son and a friend, she decided to take him up on the offer.

Perhaps the first sign things were not going to go well happened Sunday afternoon when the man made them all stop in the municipality of La Peche so he could visit his dad's grave.


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After the visit, the man sped along Hwy. 366 towards their destination and pulled out to pass a vehicle on a double line and was spotted by an oncoming MRC cruiser. The cop followed the vehicle, which didn't stop but continued down a rural side road.

The man got out of the vehicle and fled into the woods, leaving the 41-year-old woman, her 15-year-old son and his 15-year-old buddy in the car -- alone and baffled as to what was going on.

"They were quite puzzled," said Const. Martin Fournel. "She'd only known him for about 48 hours."

After a little checking, police informed the trio that the vehicle they were in had been reported stolen in Quebec City nine days earlier from the man's ex-girlfriend's house.

He was eventually captured, thanks in part to the bees he'd stirred up while hiding in the woods.

Martin Letang, 40, was found four hours later walking on Hwy. 366 suffering from the swelling of several bee stings.

He was arrested and faces charges of possession of stolen goods, breach of probation, fleeing police and dangerous driving.


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