A battery thief locked himself out of his getaway car in West Park, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Surveillance cameras caught the suspect loading two batteries from a trash removal truck into his car’s front and back seat at about 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Lou’s Super Service Auto Repair, the BSO said.
But after he closed the back passenger door of his car, the man realized he had locked himself out, the agency said.
He was forced to smash the rear passenger window with a crowbar from the removal truck so he could get back inside his gold or champagne-colored Chevrolet, the BSO said.
The man then loaded two more batteries into the trunk before driving away from the auto repair shop, at 4431 SW 18th St., the BSO said.
It described the suspect as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s who was wearing a blue shirt, blue jeans, black belt and dress shoes.
Authorities ask anyone with information about the case to call BSO Det. Alexandra Holmes at 954-985-1953 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Up to $1,000 could be awarded for information leading to an arrest.