This car thief might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but he does have good taste. Robert Bourne almost got away with his crime, too, except for one detail. Here’s the story:
Late last week, Bourne broke into Damerow Ford in Oregon, trashed the office, and took over 200 car keys. He, then, drove off in the most expensive car on the lot, a beautiful, white, $58,000 2012 Ford Mustang GT500. According to the local TV station, he forgot one detail, which ruined his whole plan–putting a license plate on the car! Around 5 a.m., shortly after the theft, police officers spotted the white GT500 speeding and driving without license plates, giving them two causes to stop the suspect. Bourne, despite driving one of the fastest cars around, decided to flee on foot and was quickly caught. Since there wasn’t any car chase and Bourne only had the car for a few short hours, none of the dealer’s property was damaged.
Meanwhile, the dealership opened around 7 a.m. to find the theft. When they reported the break-in, they were pleasantly surprised to find out that a suspect was already in custody and everything was recovered. They’re lucky, too, since all of the keys contained microchips and would have cost over $100,000 to be replaced, since all the affected vehicles would need all their locks and ignition cores replaced. The picture in the heading shows the GT500 in the police impound yard.
The suspect is in custody charged with aggravated theft in the first degree, unauthorized use of a vehicle, burglary in the second degree, possession of a stolen vehicle and criminal mischief.
Think his night went as planned?