Car thief hides in giant teddy bear, sentenced to jail
UNITED KINGDOM (Gray News/TMX) – A man from England who stole a car tried to hide from law enforcement inside a giant teddy bear, according to the Greater Manchester Police Department.
Joshua Dodson, 18, stole a car and filled it up with gas without paying, police said.
Photos shared by police show the teddy bear in which Dodson hid. It appears to be about 5 feet tall with a tear on its underside.
“When we saw this large bear breathing during a hunt for a thief, we thought something wasn’t right. ... Then we found our suspect stuffed inside,” the police tweeted alongside the photos.
Dodson admitted to stealing a Mitsubishi ASX in May as well as a Vauxhall Astra van in March.
He was sentenced to nine months in jail.
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