Illustration for article titled Car Thief Calls 911 To Brag, Results Predictable

What is it with car thieves? A Minnesota man repeatedly dialed 911 after stealing a car to brag that cops couldn't catch him. Did they? Yep.


You'd think with relatively high, tax-free profits on offer, the car theft profession would attract a higher quality of practitioner. At least in this instance, that's just not the case.

The 23-year-old didn't start calling 911 until police had already started chasing him, causing him to crash into a guardrail, abandon the car and flee on foot. At that point he was feeling pretty good about his efforts, telling police over the phone that he was smarter than them. Despite these near constant clues to his whereabouts, police lost track of the man until later in the night when a concerned citizen reported a prowler on his property. Police then found the man hiding in a shed. He now faces charges for gas theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary, tampering with a motor vehicle, trespassing, and assaulting an officer. [via CBS]

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