Guy Knows it's a Bait Car, Steals it Anyway

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

If you’ve never heard of a bait car, basically the concept is that law enforcement will put out a car just begging to be stolen with the keys in the ignition and sometimes, the door open! The cars are equipped with special systems that allow them to be shut off remotely when a criminal hops onboard.

Now, when a car like this is left out in the open, more experienced criminals might give it a second look and avoid it altogether because if it seems too good to be true then it probably is. This time, we check out another scenario entirely and the scene might shock you.

When this guy walks up to the bait car, he observes it and decides to get behind the wheel, taking a spin through the neighborhood and showing off his newest acquisition, even going as far as admitting that he knows it’s a bait car but he just keeps on doing it anyway!

Why would someone do something like this when he knows it’s a trap set by the police? Well, when the police snatch him out of the car and throw him in cuffs, asking him why he did it, the man couldn’t help but keep a big smile on his face and say “I don’t know. I wanted to be a star I guess.”