New York car thief crashes into dumpster and has to be rescued by the police
A Brooklyn car thief had to be rescued by cops early Tuesday when he slammed his stolen ride into a dumpster and was wedged between him and the vehicle as he tried to flee, authorities said.
Brandon Thomas, 26, was driving a local auto service vehicle at Clifton Place and Franklin Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant around 2:30 a.m. when he pulled a black gun from his jacket and demanded the driver’s belongings, police officers said.
The driver got out of his 2016 Toyota and ran away, police said.
Thomas then jumped into the driver’s seat, police officers said.
He drove a short distance – about the length of two parked cars – before crashing into a dumpster, authorities said.
He then apparently tried to flee but was unable to fully get out of the car to run because his door was jammed against the dumpster, cops said.
Cops responded and dispatched the Emergency Services Unit, which freed him.
Thomas was taken into custody and taken to Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, police said.
He was eventually charged with robbery, grand larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a camouflaged weapon, criminal mischief, wrong person and menace, authorities said.
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