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Cops: Guys Try to Steal Car With Detective in It

Well-thought-out plan does not succeed
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2014 1:23 PM CST

(Newser) – It must have seemed like easy pickins: Police say two men in suburban Fort Worth spotted a car warming up outside a home early yesterday morning and tried to steal it. The first problem was that, unbeknownst to them because of the still-frosted windows, the owner was inside, reports Reuters. The second problem was that the owner just happens to be Haltom City Detective Tony Miller, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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“He may not have been able to see inside, so he opened my front door," Miller tells the newspaper. “When he looked inside, I said, ‘Police! Show me your hands.'" That man fled and remains at large, while his alleged accomplice sped away but ended up crashing into a building. He faces charges of attempted theft and evading arrest, and his buddy will face the same once he's caught. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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