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Man tries to steal police car with several officers inside

By Mason White 5:06 PM September 27, 2017
Police car (illustration)
Police car (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

A thief was startled after finding police officers inside a vehicle that he was attempting to steal, according to police in Japan.

Aichi police said that they have arrested 23-year-old Ushio Sato, after being accused of trying to steal an unmarked police vehicle.

Sato has been charged with one count of attempted theft.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Monday, at around 12:30 a.m.

Sato approached the police car while it was parked in a parking lot.

The police car was being used as part of an undercover investigation.

Sato opened the driver’s door, and was shocked to see that the vehicle was full of police officers.

Sato tried to flee on foot, but the officers immediately caught him.