Thief locks himself in car, proceeds to tell owner it belongs to him: police

Sep 4 2020, 7:49 pm

One car thief may have found there are some situations you can’t lie your way out of.

According to the Port Moody Police Department, on Monday, August 31, a resident reported he had discovered an unknown male sitting inside his car.

“Upon the suspect being confronted by the vehicle’s owner, as opposed to exiting the car as requested, the suspect instead locked himself inside,” police said in a release, “alleging that the vehicle belonged to him.”

When the vehicle’s owner produced a set of keys and unlocked the doors remotely, the suspect reportedly fled the scene on foot. Police said he had also stolen the victim’s jacket from inside the car.

“The complainant followed the suspect on foot to a nearby convenience store where he was pointed out to officers upon their arrival,” police said, adding that the 40-year-old man was arrested for Theft Under $5,000.

He has since been released with an order to appear in court at a later date.

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