BMW Remotely Foils Would-Be Car Thief

BMW and the cops worked in tandem to help bust Seattle suspect
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2016 9:03 AM CST
BMW Remotely Foils Would-Be Car Thief
Nice job, BMW.   (Getty Images)

Police blotters can be the source of tiny treasures, and one out of Seattle last week offers up a gem involving a sleepy suspect and a high-tech car. Per the Seattle Police Department's crime log, a BMW was reported stolen in the early morning hours of Nov. 27, and thanks to the perks of owning a luxury vehicle, BMW's corporate office was able to help cops track the car, parked but still running in an alley—with the suspected thief taking a snooze behind the wheel. BMW came to the rescue a second time, locking the doors from afar and trapping the 38-year-old suspect inside. He tried to drive away, failed, and was then arrested on charges of auto theft and drug possession for the small amount of meth cops say they found on him. (In Canada, a game of GTA led to a joyride and car chase—with an 11-year-old driver)

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