We’ve documented several times here and here the hilarity that ensues when an unsuspecting person gets trapped in a Corvette due to the battery being dead. Unless you’re familiar with the manual release lever on the floor, you’re stuck in a fiberglass box, or a holding cell as one would-be auto thief in Canada found out the hard way.
According to Prince George Police, the owner of a Corvette had just jump-started his car in his driveway and was returning the battery charger to the garage when 20 year old Brent Jameson Morgan jumped into the running car, locked the doors and attempted to drive away.
Unfortunately for the would-be thief, driving a manual transmission proved to be too hard to handle and the car stalled in the driveway. The Corvette could not be restarted and the man became locked inside. The owner of the Corvette saw the man was armed with a hatchet and bear spray (Oh Canada!) and called 911.
When police arrived, they found the robber had smashed the driver side window and was trying to squeeze through it. He was taken to jail and charged with mischief under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a break-in instrument and theft of $5,000 or under.