Man Steals Car from Showroom Floor
In order to pull off the stunt, our Phillips came up with a diabolical plan. Well, not really. It was a rather simple plan. While everybody else, including the employees from the Five Star Nissan dealership, were busy cutting into their Thanksgiving turkey, Phillips broke into the store, climbed aboard the Altima and drove it off right through the glass showroom doors.
Now, his plan probably didn't take into account one minor detail. Unlike in-use car, which are usually filled with enough gas to insure a smooth getaway, showroom cars are pretty much empty. Of course, Phillips found out this the hard way, once the fuel empty light began blinking.
A common sense thief usually carries some money with him, you know, just in case you need to, say, fill up the getaway car. Not Phillips. Not only did he run out of gas, but he also had no money whatsoever to fill it up. So he began asking for money for gas from bystanders.
“The reports are that he was asking people for money to buy some gas and that someone at the store reported the suspicious behavior,” Albany Police Department spokesperson Phyllis Banks told albanyherald.com.
Phillips is currently in custody with in the Dougherty County Jail, awaiting sentencing.