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Thief Sucks at Thieving, Gets Dodge Challenger Stuck in Dealer’s Door Frame

It should go without saying, but not all things you see happening in movies can work in real life. One wannabe car thief found this the hard way, when he tried smashing his way through a dealership, in a Dodge Challenger he had eyed.
Dodge Challenger abandoned by car thief after it gets stuck in the door frame, as he tries smashing his way through 7 photos
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It happened in O’Fallon, Illionois and the aftermath is pure reddit-gold. The photo above was posted to the platform by one of the employees at the Auffenberg Chrysler Jeep dealership after the thief abandoned the Challenger when it became stuck in the door frame. Apparently, he thought he could just drive it off the showroom by smashing through the glass door.

In a movie like Gone in 60 Seconds, this can – and does – happen. In real life, though, if you can’t see the door frame from all that glass, you’re bound to become the laughing stock of the Internet. Not only was the thief unable to steal the car – a new 50th Anniversary Edition, no less – because the door frame would not budge, but he had to flee the scene on foot.

O’Fallon Police Captain Dave Matevey tells the O’Fallon Weekly that the thief (or thieves) got into the dealership by breaking a large panel of glass. He only wanted the Challenger and no other car was taken and / or damaged, and he eventually fled on foot – but not before making a mess of the dealership and the poor Challenger.

Matevey also says that a string of car break-ins took place in the area before this poor attempt at car stealing, and they believe the two events could be connected. They’re investigating leads and are asking anyone with information to come forward.

As for the Challenger, no word on the damages caused to it. But at least it wasn’t stolen, right?

 
 
 
 
 

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