Smart cars may be a blessing for us, but surely not for all. The increasing brainpower of cars has become a huge problem for the carjackers. In a recent incident in Seattle, a thief found himself locked inside a BMW 550i that he stole and police could arrest him without any occurrence.
According to SPD Blotter, the owner of the car just got married the day before that incident. She loaned that car to her friend who mistakenly left the key fob inside the car. The thief was prowling around while he saw the BMW 550i, parked unlocked on 8th Avenue Northeast. Failed to resist himself from avoiding that perfect target, the thief hopped in and sped off.
The wrong car to steal
Soon, the owner found that her car had been stolen and called the 911. The police then contacted BMW, who then tracked down the car and locked it remotely.
They found the car in the 2100 block of NE 63rd Street, while the suspect was sleeping inside it with a bag of methamphetamine. When he woke up, he found himself locked inside that BMW 550i and surrounded by the police. He tried to drive away but failed.
Well, you must be thinking that how’s that even possible to remotely lock a car from outside? In an email sent to CNET, BMW confirmed that it is able to remotely lock and unlock a vehicle.
The police arrested that man for auto theft and drug possession. So, what we learned today, is having a car like BMW 550i sounds cool, but stealing one? I don’t think so.