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