Two suspects were in court yesterday after Grande Prairie RCMP were led on a merry 20-minute chase over the weekend by a vehicle that was tough to miss — a hulking $100,000 motorhome.

Needless to say, the Mounties got their man … and woman.

Two suspects were arrested Saturday night after the 40-foot recreational vehicle, valued at $100,000, was stolen near a golf course.


Patrol officers, who were following up on a tip, noticed the runaway RV near the community of Wembley — about 20 kilometres west of Grande Prairie.

They tried to get it to stop.

The driver of the stolen motorhome continued to cruise through a number of rural roads before it ended at a dead end when the driver and a passenger took off on foot through “adverse terrain,” Mounties said.

Police, however, were able to track down the pair a few hours later with the help of a police dog.

Hythe, Alta., residents Derek Pedersen, 35, and Bridgette Horseman, 35, are charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, operating a vehicle while evading police and mischief over $5,000. Both appeared in a provincial courtroom in Grande Prairie yesterday.

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