Failed car thief admits to police his life is stuck in felony rut 

A failed car thief had a bit of an epiphany last week when he was arrested on suspicion of auto theft for the second time in less than a month: “I'm not very good at this,” he reportedly told police.

Ingleside Station officers were on patrol in the Sunnyside neighborhood about 7:58 a.m. Thursday when they noticed a car with all the windows fogged up parked in a crosswalk at Congo Street and Joost Avenue.

The officers ran the plates on the car and saw that it was reported stolen out of San Mateo County.

One of the officers opened an unlocked door of the car and saw a man sleeping in the front seat.

When asked what the man was doing, he replied that he “was just trying to sleep a minute.”

Two more officer arrived to assist in the arrest and the suspect told police he didn't want to go back to jail.

“That's likely going to happen,” one of the officers said, to which the suspect replied, “I keep getting caught. I'm not very good at this. I was just arrested less than a month ago for stealing a car.”

The man was booked on charges of car theft and possession of burglary tools.

Pin It

Latest in Crime & Courts

© 2018 The San Francisco Examiner

Website powered by Foundation