All car manufacturers should take notes from BMW. Seattle police said that after a suspected thief took someone’s vehicle, BMW employees were able to remotely lock him inside so the cops could nab him.
The owner of a BMW 550I noticed his unlocked car had been stolen from a parking garage and reported the theft to local police.
According to UPI, the owner claimed to have loaned his car to a friend who accidentally left the key fob inside of it, pretty much handing up the luxury vehicle to thieves on a silver platter.
Police were able to contact BMW’s corporate office and request assistance in tracking the vehicle's location — but, the employees didn’t stop there. They were able to lock all of the vehicle’s doors so that if the suspect was inside, he would not be able to get out.
Cops later found the car in an alley where the suspect was discovered napping 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," police said.
The officers who found the suspect said he woke up and attempted to drive away, but was unsuccessful. Making matters worse, the unnamed man was found with methamphetamine, so he now faces both theft and drug possession charges.
There’s a reason why children are taught from a very young age not to steal; karma does not take kindly to thieves. However, if you are going to disobey those age-old teachings, at least do a little research on the car you’re swiping so you don’t end up in this ridiculous predicament.
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