Two men who stole a car during a test drive were apprehended by the police when they stopped at a motorway service area for a quick toilet break.
The hapless thieves drove off in the BMW X5 after meeting someone who was selling it in Derby.
Police later spotted the car travelling along the M1 and followed the men when they pulled in at Leicester Forest East services for a ‘comfort stop’.
A dog unit had also joined the other traffic units which were following the BMW.
The men, aged 19 and 36, were both taken into custody on Wednesday evening.
The car was taken in Normanton, at about 13:00 GMT.
A tweet shared on the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit Said:
“M1. X5 stolen from Derby after making off during test drive.
“Detected on the M1 but nature calls for the occupants who stopped for the loo at Leicester Forest East services.
“Both occupants arrested with assistance from @DerbysDogPolice and @LeicsPoliceRPU”.
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