It’s the amazing moment a nursing student locks a ‘hoga thief’ inside her £57,000 Mercedes – allegedly watching her try to steal the car.
Rebecca Cheuk couldn’t believe her eyes when she looked outside her window last night and saw a man inside a Mercedes A45.
The 21-year-old, who lives in Fife, Scotland, immediately ran for her keys – and managed to lock her inside until police arrived.
Every time the man tried to get out of the car, she would simply press the ‘lock’ button again, effectively trapping her.
When his dog started barking, he looked out the window and blunted the alleged perpetrator.
In the video, a middle-aged man is seen sitting inside the car, with the lights inside.
He can be seen reaching into the glove compartment and touching the ignition button. The car alarm sounds before the lights inside the car suddenly turn off.
Perhaps realizing he had been busted, the man – who wore a black Adidas tracksuit top – sat still after police arrived at the scene and handcuffed him.
Rebecca shared the video on Facebook.
He said: “A guy tried to steal my Mercedes A45, keep an eye out.
“Tonight at 9 o’clock I heard a strange man outside my house and a car door slammed shut.
“Next thing you know, my dogs went insane because of the incessant barking.
“I looked out and down my drive to find a random guy in my car trying to start it up and steal it.
“I went straight to phone 999 for the police and almost 100 times locked her in my car whenever she tried to get out.
“Luckily the police came quickly and arrested him.
“I was so shaken up. I’m just 21 and living alone.
“It was in the Buckhaven area. Please be careful.”
The post has now garnered hundreds of likes and shares, with dozens of comments from users who were shocked by the shameless act.
One said: “It’s too bad. I’m glad you’re fine and he’s caught.”
Another wrote: “I’m so sorry this happened to you. I hope you’re okay, how scary.”
And the third said: “How scared you must have been.
“It’s scary, I’m glad you’re okay and they’re caught.”
Police Scotland say a 49-year-old man has been charged with attempted car theft. He is set to appear at Kirkcaldy Sheriff’s Court.
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