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New Mexico Car Thief Rocks Out In Police "Bait Car"
It's no secret that Albuquerque Police plant bait cars throughout town, enticing thieves to try to steal one.
Well, last week a man was caught swiping one while a very ironic song was playing on the radio And it's caught on camera.
For a suspected thief who thinks he boosted a car with no one in sight, it's the perfect soundtrack.
"Not only did they seem overwhelmed with joy that they have the car, ironically enough the song playing on the radio is this is the best day of my life as he's taking the vehicle."
Last Friday police planted a bait car in southeast Albuquerque. And it didn't take long to reel in this man.
He's all smiles as the song "the best day of my life" blares from the radio.
But he doesn't get far before police shut off his car remotely and make an arrest.
21-year-old Drew Mayo was taken into custody.
Some would argue, it was far from the best day of his life.
"Absolutely not...it seems like this individual made a bad choice...and did something I'm sure they now regret."
Mayo was charged with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle. Aside from the video's comedic nature, Albuquerque says they hope a valuable lesson was learned.
"If we can take programs such as this to deter individuals from stealing vehicles...that's something that's mission critical for us...because the deterrent is just as important as the apprehension."