Fail: Two Men Arrested After Locking Themselves in Police Van

We’re not sure how the following story could have seemed like a good idea to anyone, in any state of mind; but it sure does make for an interesting read. Two New Jersey men, 21 and 22 years old, left a party in suburban Philadelphia and came across an unmarked police van typically used for transporting offenders to and from prison.

They then came up with the bright idea to get into the van and take photos pretending that they were arrested. Luckily for the two men, the doors were left unlocked and they were able to enter the van. Unluckily for the duo, however, the van doors locked once they were inside, leaving them trapped, and not having to pretend they were arrested anymore.

About an hour passed until one of men’s friends from the party noticed that they were missing and came looking for them. The friend was able to locate the two “jailed” men, but couldn’t free them. The only thing left to do now was to call the police and ask for the two to be freed.

The police didn’t take breaking into their van too lightly, and arrested the men for real. They were charged with criminal attempt to commit theft from a motor vehicle, public drunkenness and criminal mischief.

Lesson of the day: don’t break into a police van, car, or anything along those lines pretending you’re getting arrested; you might not have to pretend for too long.

(Via CBS News & Radnor Patch)  / (Image via Radnor Patch)

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