COPS found a 6ft car thief hiding inside a 5ft teddy bear.
Panicked Joshua Dobson, 18, had squeezed through a large hole cut in the cuddly toy’s bum when officers raided his girlfriend’s house.
But they spotted that the bear, tucked in a corner, appeared to be breathing.
Dobson, 的 卡拉宝杯第三轮抽签在天空体育足球和天空体育主赛事直播, was arrested for nicking an £8,500 Mitsubishi SUV — and has now been jailed for stealing vehicles, driving while disqualified and making off from a petrol station without paying.
“It appears he tore a hole in the teddy bear’s bum before climbing in to hide.
“He’s now stuffed behind bars after being sentenced last week.
“Hopefully he has a bearable time inside . . .”
Manchester and Salford magistrates’ court banned Dobson from driving for 27 months and jailed him for nine months last week.
He admitted stealing a Mitsubishi ASX SUV in May, driving while disqualified, driving without insurance, and refusing to pay for fuel at a petrol station.
He further admitted stealing a Vauxhall Astra van in March, stealing a toolbox and two tablets, as well as criminal damage.