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Car Thief Spooked By Alarm Cracks Up Internet As Attempt To Steal Fails In Broad Daylight

The man somehow manages to hurt himself in a feeble effort to get away.

A man in Oakland, California trying to break into a car is unwittingly caught on a security camera. His attempt to commit the crime is thwarted by the sound of an alarm and he, perhaps justly, finds a way to hurt his leg and sheepishly limps away. The incident is captured on video and mocked by viewers.


The clip, uploaded by @crimeoncamera, fuels some discussion in the comments section.

"While opening the door, he makes direct eye contact with the camera," observes @mskelseytheog.

"The only thing he didn't do is smile and hold his ID up to the camera," agrees @tracybeans67.

"He twists his ankle for no reason," writes @chubuluk.

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Viewer of the video @billb50_59826 says, "I'm waiting for a big mean dog to come running out."

"Why does this man keep looking at the camera?" asks @ryno408. "Like someones going to pop out and chase him."

"He's just misunderstood," jokes @loczilla. "He's the neighborhood lock checker. He wants to make sure every car is locked and secure. God bless you, sir."

User @dudeabided has another question altogether. "Couldn't he at least try to break into a nicer car?" he asks.

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