A 26 year-old resident of Crystal Beach, Ontario had a pretty good plan to steal a shiny new car for himself. Alas, the plan had a minor flaw. The nice car the man attempted to steal was an unmarked police car - with two police officers sitting inside.
Here's the media release from the Niagara Regional Police Service in St. Catharines, Ontario:
On Sunday, January 30, 2005, at approximately 2:35 a.m., two police officers were sitting in an unmarked police vehicle, in the area of Carlton Street and Promenade Boulevard, in the city of St. Catharines, regarding an unrelated incident.
At this time, a vehicle was observed pulling into the same parking lot that the unmarked police vehicle was parked in. A male then quickly exited his vehicle and approached the driver's side of the police vehicle. The male then knelt down and attempted entry into the police vehicle.
The male was then startled by police officers who exited the vehicle and placed him under arrest without incident. A second unidentified male suspect was able to flee on foot.