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Car Thief Nabbed After Calling 911 To Brag

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A Minnesota man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a car and repeatedly calling 911 to brag to police that they would not catch him.

Police in Duluth say the 23-year-old man stole the car Friday night, filled up at a gas station and then drove off without paying.

After police received a report of the gasoline theft, an officer spotted the stolen car and tried to pull it over.

But the man sped off, hitting a guardrail and turning off his lights.

Police soon found the car abandoned.

It was then that the man allegedly began calling 911 from a cell phone, telling dispatchers he would not be caught because he was "smarter than the police."

Two hours later, a man called 911 to report a prowler at his home.

Police arrived and found the suspect hiding in a shed.

They arrested him after a short struggle.