Brent Morgan, 20, was arrested in Prince George, British Columbia, on three counts related to the attempted theft of a Corvette.
Morgan had seen the car in a driveway, jumped in and locked the doors.
However, the owner had been in the process of charging the battery, which was still too weak for the car to start and for the door locks to continue working.
Feeling trapped and sensing that the owner had called the police, Morgan panicked and began using any available tool inside the car to smash the window.
According to the police report, officers arrived just as Morgan had broken open the driver’s side window, but too late for Morgan to realize that he could have exited the car by manually lifting the door lock with his fingers.
Joseph Wilson, 50, was chased by police and arrested in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and charged with shoplifting from a Beall’s department store.
It was his 100th arrest — although prosecutors are batting only .353 against him (35-for-99).
Wilson’s getaway was delayed when he jumped into the passenger seat of an idling SUV and ordered the driver to “Take off!”
But the driver did not.
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Theresa Mejia, held in the Burlington, Wash., police station on kidnapping charges, climbed through a ceiling vent in a dramatic escape attempt, traversing the entire length of the building before officers knew where she was.
However, that put her directly over the police chief’s office, and she crashed through to the floor.
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