The Toyota Yaris Is Such a Terrible Getaway Car, Porch Pirate Finds Out

Porch pirate tries to dig his Toyota Yaris out of tiny snowbank 4 photos
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Porch pirate gets Toyota Yaris stuck in tiny snowbank in his victim's drivwayPorch pirate gets Toyota Yaris stuck in tiny snowbank in his victim's drivwayPorch pirate gets Toyota Yaris stuck in tiny snowbank in his victim's drivway
Porch pirates, the bane of e-commerce, count on homeowners not being around when they swoop in to steal their stuff. No amount of surveillance or doorbell cameras seems to deter them in their mission.
But one tiny snowbank and a Toyota Yaris have succeeded where surveillance couldn’t. The latest viral video from Canada plays out like an SNL skit but actually happened in real life. And it should serve as warning that a Yaris is not a good getaway car – especially not if you have such poor driving skills as this porch pirate.

The video seems to have first emerged on Instagram, but it’s since been shared on Twitter and reddit. It was shot either in Mississauga or Brampton, which commenters describe as middle-class suburbs of Toronto.

The video starts just as the homeowner opens the front door to catch a porch pirate in the act of stealing his package. “Yer done. Yer over,” the man tells the thief, who scrambles to the car he seems to have left running in the driveway. “So sorry,” the thief whispers sheepishly.

He then jumps into the car and backs into the street. However, because he’s already panicking, he goes straight into a small snowbank on the side of the driveway and his Yaris gets stuck, with the front wheel suspended. The homeowner being a true Canadian, even offers a word of advice to the no-longer-fleeing thief, now in full panic mode: “It’s front-wheel drive, you need to get the wheel on the ground,” he tells him at one point and, “want me to get a shovel?”

He doesn’t get the shovel. Instead, two cop cars arrive quickly and surround the still-stuck Yaris, and the officers pull the thief out when he seems to be taking far too long because he’d gotten thirsty. Considering how he must have been sweating as the realization dawned on him that he wouldn’t get out of the snow, hydration was a must.

(Full Video) Man attempts to steal a package, has his getaway car stuck in the snow and then gets arrested. from r/PublicFreakout

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About the author: Elena Gorgan
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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