Auto thieves will think twice before jacking a brand new BMW vehicle – unless they are willing to get trap inside a stolen car.
Seattle Police purportedly received assistance from car-maker BMW to apprehend a criminal by remotely tracking a locking him inside the very same vehicle he managed to snatch, CNET reported
SPD deputy director of communications Jonah Spangenthal-Lee took it to the SPD blog to share the humorous incident.
A car thief awoke from a sound slumber Sunday morning to find he had been remotely locked inside a stolen BMW.
According to the report, the suspect allegedly decided to take someone else’s vehicle for a spin when he stumbled upon a key fob mistakenly left inside the vehicle.
When the owner reported the missing car, police got in touch with manufacturer BMW, who used their tracking system to locate the vehicle in Ravenna neighborhood in Seattle. They approached to the stolen automobile and found that car parked with the thief snoozing behind the wheel.
“BMW employees were able to remotely lock the car’s doors, trapping the suspect inside, presumably while hissing something terrifying like ‘I’m not locked in here with you, you‘re locked in here with me‘ into the car’s sound system,” Spangenthal-Lee wrote, referring to a line from the popular superhero movie Watchmen.
The 38-year-old suspect was then taken into police custody on charges of theft and drug possession, because police discovered he was also carrying a small amount of methamphetamine along with him.
Seattle Police Department has an extended tradition of infusing their criminal reporting with comedy. Previously, Spangenthal-Leemade headlines with a piece called ‘Marijwhatnow?‘ detailing guidelines for legally blazing weed in Seattle.

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