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This Car Thief Made A Terrible Decision About Where To Park

"He certainly made our jobs a lot easier," police said.

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When a person in Calgary left the keys in the ignition of their car, a thief jumped into the car and immediately drove off. The owner called police, and officers at this nearby station actually saw the car driving by.

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Then they watched in disbelief as the car pulled into the parking lot of their police station.

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The thief parked, got out of the car, and began walking away at a brisk pace.

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"Officers ran out of the station and quickly caught up with the thief," the Calgary Police Service said.

They arrested the 42-year-old man who had been driving the stolen Chevy Blazer.
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They arrested the 42-year-old man who had been driving the stolen Chevy Blazer.

"I’d think he’d like to believe he had a crisis of conscience after he’d stolen this vehicle but [it's] hard to say — he wouldn’t tell us exactly why” he turned into the police lot, Cst. Phil Andres told Global News.

The suspect has been charged with motor vehicle theft, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without a valid licence.
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The suspect has been charged with motor vehicle theft, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and operating a motor vehicle without a valid licence.

Easiest. Bust. Ever.

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"We can all agree we’ve never seen anything like this before and he certainly made our jobs a lot easier," Cst. Andres said.

Craig Silverman is a media editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto.

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