Seattle police recently arrested an alleged car thief by enlisting the help of the car maker BMW to both track and then remotely lock the car with the criminal still locked inside.
Deputy Director of communications for the Seattle Police Department, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee had posted a witty summary of the event on the SPD’s blog on Wednesday.
“A car thief awoke from a sound slumber Sunday morning (Nov. 27) to find he had been remotely locked inside a stolen BMW, just as Seattle police officers were bearing down on him,” Spangenthal-Lee wrote. The suspect had found a key fob mistakenly left inside the BMW by a friend who’d borrowed the car from the owner resulting in the alleged crime.
After the theft was discovered by the owner, the police contacted BMW corporate, who tracked the car to Seattle’s Ravenna neighbourhood. The car was parked, still running, with the sleeping fast asleep 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,” Spangenthal-Lee wrote.
The 38-year old suspect was also carrying a small amount of methamphetamine or also known as crystal meth, was charged with auto theft and drug possession, police stated....