Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Thief steals car, runs out of gas, calls owner for money

A thief in Norway deserves some sort of prize for executing the most ill-conceived car theft, possibly in history. He stole a car with no gas, no money, no license, and donning a reflective safety vest, called the owners for help.

Burglary Suspects Ran Out of Gas

Investigators in Fort Bend County Texas arrested two men they say robbed a storage shed and were immediately stranded when their getaway car ran out of gas only 100 yards away from the scene of the crime.