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 |  Jul 06 2011, 6:53 AM

A man in Sydney, Australia nearly got away with a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer—if he hadn’t left his driver’s license behind. D’oh!

Snidely Whiplash here had his license photocopied by the sales manager prior to driving the 2007 Lancer with a salesman. On the road, the salesman pulled over to allow the man to take the wheel, and when the man got in, he locked the doors so the salesman couldn’t get back in the car, and took off. The finest detective minds were called to track down the infamous criminal mastermind: they drove to the address listed on his license, where the stolen car was parked right in the driveway.

Police arrested the man with assault, intent to take and drive a vehicle, and criminal hilarity.

[Source: Sydney Morning Herald]

  • Chad

    But it worked in the movie! :D