Here’s a thief with some pretty horrible timing. He thought he was going to get away with a BMW right out of a guy’s driveway, but he happened to be getting ready to take it just as its owner remembered that he’d forgotten to lock it a few minutes earlier.
“Approximately 15 minutes, I remembered my car being unlocked — I never leave it unlocked — so I reached out the front door with my remote key and locked my car. Unbeknownst to me, I had just locked a thief in my car,” said Dave Spiers, inadvertent burglar catcher.
He didn’t discover what was going on until a few minutes later when the alarm went off. It was set off by the thief kicking out the window and escaping on a bicycle. What’s with bringing bikes to car thefts, anyway?
His escape was short lived, however, since he helpfully made himself pretty easy to catch.
At the scene, Spiers not only found his broken window and a man quickly cycling into the night, but also some change, the guy’s keys and a wallet complete with his ID.
The police, as one would hope in such a gimme case, have him now. He’s been charged with mischief over $5,000. His name has not been released, and hopefully neither has the rest of him.