Criminal Films Himself in Stolen Porsche, Crashes It, Then Police Post Video
There are many people around the world that love the idea of owning a Porsche Boxster, and for good reason. The 2016 Boxster features a 375-horsepower flat-six engine, and the machine can rocket from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.3 seconds.
Unfortunately, there are just some people out there who are not very smart. Take for instance Jamie Lee Sharp, 25, and James Honey, 26, who decided it would be a great idea to break into a house and steal a wallet, TV, and keys to a Boxster. Worse yet, Sharp then thought it would be an even cooler idea to take a cell phone video of himself inside the stolen vehicle.
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Well, thankfully these guys were caught and it didn’t take too much hard detective work either, as Sharp crashed the stolen Porsche and became stuck inside the vehicle, where police promptly arrested him. Honeywell abandoned his partner-in-crime and fled the scene on foot, but he was also caught and placed under arrest.
Burglary, driving while under the influence, and aggravated vehicle taking were among the crimes that Sharp pleaded guilty to. For their mistakes, Sharp was sentenced to four years behind bars and Honeywell got three years in jail.
Police in Gloucester, England–where all of this occurred–decided to post Sharp’s cell phone video to YouTube, in an effort to deter similar crimes, or maybe just to humiliate the silly gentlemen.
Video: Man Records Himself in Stolen Porsche
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News Source: Yahoo Autos
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