Bungling burglar films himself before crashing stolen car
Bragging on film about the car you have just stolen is not the cleverest thing in the world for the aspiring master criminal.
To then crash the vehicle and trap yourself while making your supposed getaway is just the icing on the cake of ineptness.
Hapless burglar Jamie Lee Sharp, 25, took the keys to a Porsche Boxster during a burglary in Gloucester with his 26-year-old accomplice James Honeywell.
He then filmed himself driving and ringing up friends to boast about his new acquisition before crashing it nearby, trapping himself in the process.
In video footage released by Gloucestershire police, Sharp can be heard saying: "Hey you little [inaudible] I'm in a Porsche Boxster, now look hear the revs".
The pair had broken into a house in the Longlevens area of Gloucester in January and stolen a TV, wallet and several other items.
They also took the keys to the Porsche, which Sharp drove away and later crashed into a wall in the city. Honeywell ran away from the scene, leaving Sharp behind.
Sharp was jailed for four years by a judge at the city's crown court after pleading guilty to burglary, aggravated vehicle taking, driving while disqualified, drink-driving and driving without insurance. He was also disqualified from driving for three years.
Honeywell was jailed on Tuesday for 35 months after admitting burglary and aggravated vehicle taking.
He was given a further 14 days' imprisonment for failing to appear at court for sentencing this week and was disqualified from driving for 29 months.
Author: Phil Riley