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August 07, 2014
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Video: Car thief sings along to 'Best Day of My Life' in bait car

The man is all smiles until APD remotely shuts the car off

By Matt Howerton

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s no secret that Albuquerque police plant bait cars throughout the city, enticing criminals to steal one only to be caught moments later by officers watching the whole thing. 

Last Friday, APD placed a bait car in Southeast Albuquerque. Around 10 p.m., a man walked up to the car, unlawfully entered, and started the car.

The ironic part is the popular song “Best Day of My Life” by American Authors is playing the entire time on the radio. The man is all smiles until APD remotely shuts the car off, approaches the vehicle, and makes an arrest.

Full StoryMan enjoys American Authors tune before bait car bust

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