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Thief Admits to Cops 'I just stole this car,' Says He Confessed Because He Was Running Out of Gas

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27-year-old Christian Borro thought he was driving on borrowed time in a car he'd stolen. He pulled alongside a Los Angeles Police Department squad car on Monday morning and declared to the officers: "I just stole this car."As one might expect, the cops were intrigued, and pulled Borro over to look into his claim. Borro told the cops he'd come to be behind the wheel of the 2000 Honda Civic after helping himself to the vehicle parked at a San Diego apartment complex the night before, even explaining how he did the deed (he "used a screwdriver to bypass the ignition," say the LAPD).

The Civic's owner had no idea her car had been stolen, so no report had been issued to alert the authorities.

The LAPD add that when the investigating officers asked Borro why he sought them out to confess, Borro told them: "Because I'm almost out of gas."

Yeah, um...that's certainly one way to handle an empty tank in a stolen car. Lt. Paul Vernon agrees that there's a certain amount of logic missing from some crimes and their perpetrators: "If crooks really thought their crimes through, they wouldn’t do them in the first place."