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Car thief hides from police inside giant teddy bear

By T.K. Randall
August 12, 2022 · Comment icon 5 comments

It's incredible he managed to fit inside. Image Credit: Facebook / Greater Manchester Police
Keen to avoid arrest, one inventive 18-year-old decided to cram his entire body inside a large stuffed toy.
According to a recent report by Greater Manchester Police, 18-year-old Joshua Dobson - who had been wanted for months for a string of offenses including stealing a car - was caught after an officer noticed "a large bear breathing" during a search of a house in Rochdale.

It turned out that the culprit had torn open a hole on the underside of the 5-ft teddy bear and crawled inside so that when the police searched the property, it would look as though nobody was there.

His ruse seemed to be working until it became apparent that the bear was moving.

Police officers were quick to make light of the bizarre situation.
"Our neighborhood task force and divisional tasking team in #Rochdale could bearely believe what they stumbled across in search for a wanted man last month," they wrote on Facebook.

"He's now stuffed behind bars after being sentenced last week for theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, and making off from a petrol station without payment."

"Hopefully, he has a bearable time inside."

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (5)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by psyche101 2 months ago
Lucky they spotted him! Sounds like he was barely noticeable. ..
Comment icon #2 Posted by psyche101 2 months ago
Was he arrested because he decided it was his right to bear arms?
Comment icon #3 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 months ago
I don't dare even to think what if they noticed a bigfoot breathing in the car?
Comment icon #4 Posted by joc 2 months ago
bearly noticeable
Comment icon #5 Posted by Myles 2 months ago
My daughter has a huge teddy bear that she has removed the stuffing and fit inside it. Almost like a costume. She did scare me once.

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