11

Man Allegedly Steals Car And Then Calls The Owner For Help Starting It

By Nadine / lundi 12 février 2018 10:00
A GTA FML.

Buckle up folks! This story, originally reported by the Saint Cloud Times and picked up by FoxNews, is one for the books. Edward Leroy Wilson saw his opportunity at the Sartell, Minnesota Wal-Mart parking lot when he drove off in a vehicle that had been remote-started from inside the store.

The vehicle’s owner, who thought she was heading out to a nicely warmed up car waiting for her, actually arrived to find her vehicle missing altogether. After checking the surveillance images for the parking lot, Wilson could be seen leaving in the vehicle at about 8:30 p.m.

After driving more than an hour away, Wilson ran into trouble when he parked the car, but could not get it restarted. But here’s the kicker: the owner of the vehicle received a call informing her that a man was trying to get information on how to enter the vehicle. Wilson then spoke directly to the owner on the phone, at which point police -- who were responding to a suspicious person complaint, found Wilson with the vehicle.

"He knew it was not a good idea to get the vehicle," the criminal complaint filed against him states.

Maybe not the brightest thief, but at least he’s an honest one.

Add a comment
You must be logged in to be able to post comments!
Create my account Sign in
Top comments
By  manb91uk  |  17

This guy looks like MENSA material... Of course he’d run into problems stealing a car.

Judging by the intelligent glimmer in his eyes, It’s a miracle he doesn’t get lost travelling from his armchair to the shitter...

Comments
By  MoPho88  |  3

I have to say fake news. Though you can remotely start the car, the steering lock would still be engaged and you can't shift out of park UNLESS the key is physically inside the car.

Reply

1. You don't HAVE to engage the steering lock when your park.

2. Not all cars are so picky when it comes to shifting. My old car had a faulty park lock, so I could shift it out of park without the brake depress or the key in the ignition. My current car doesn't have "Park".

Maybe you should apply more careful thought to the subject at hand before declaring fake news, Mr. Trump.

By  manb91uk  |  17

This guy looks like MENSA material... Of course he’d run into problems stealing a car.

Judging by the intelligent glimmer in his eyes, It’s a miracle he doesn’t get lost travelling from his armchair to the shitter...

Reply
  devi_916  |  37

In that case, actually driving the car is just as bad. So, might I suggest that you walk or bike everywhere regardless of weather conditions? Some people honestly can't handle the cold.

Similar
Loading data…