(Hurriyet Newspaper, 21 February 2013)
Quest for fame overwhelms prudence...
Ankara police took Kadir Inan (34) into custody in 2011
during a narcotics raid against a drug gang. Inan had a
record of more than 10 crimes that included drug sales,
possession, assault and threatening. He was thrown in
While Inan was in the Sincan F-type Prison he came up
with a scenario worthy of a film. During meal time he grabbed
a knife and stuck it into his own chest, leading to a bloody
trip to the hospital. Then, recuperating in the hospital after
an operation, Inan took advantage of his sleeping guards
and escaped by jumping from a second-floor window.
Inan is a big fan of the Polat Alemdar character in the TV
series "Kurtlar Vadisi" (Valley of the Wolves) and even
dresses like Polat. He was able to avoid police for two years
by using a fake ID card but on 10 February he made a video
of himself while driving on the TEM highway. Inan put the
clip on Youtube under the heading "You have to be willing
to risk everything".
Police watched the video and found the IP address of the
computer Inan used to make the video, subsequently raiding
a house in Golbasi, Ankara. Inan was found hiding in the
basement of the house and taken into custody. During a
search of the house an unlicensed handgun was found.