At first, the deception seemed to work. The man did indeed give his things, but soon changed his mind and went after the two.
Eventually he managed to crash the car of the two, after which he confronted them. He was hit hard and the two swindlers fled on foot. But that was not reckoned with the community spirit of the Overijssel village.
Some witnesses came to the rescue and went after the two youths. In the meantime, they also spread the description in various app groups.
A manhunt followed, the police arrived and were able to arrest the two in a meadow. They turned out to be men aged 18 and 19 from Heerenveen and Drachten. They’re stuck.