This seems like as good a time as any to remind you that movies are fake and that the sorts of things that work there don’t generally translate to real life.
A suspected car thief tried to make the perfect getaway by racing down a flight of stairs but ended up being rescued by police after getting wedged between two walls.
In scenes reminiscent of the Italian Job, the 31-year-old plunged down the winding staircase in a Union Flag-topped Mini Cooper at 11.30pm last night.
Unfortunately for him, his car became stuck halfway down the path in Morpeth, Northumberland, and emergency services had to rescue him when he realised he couldn’t even open the doors.
Police were happy to help him out of his trap, at which point they charged the unnamed man with aggravated vehicle taking and hauled him off to a different one.