Luke O’Reilly, PA
Wed, 10 August 2022 at 5:37 pm
A car thief who hid inside a giant teddy bear has been jailed for nine months.
Joshua Dobson, 18, from Spotland, Rochdale, was wanted by police for stealing a car and not paying for fuel.
Officers searched for him at an address in Rochdale.
Dobson was nowhere to be seen, until the officers noticed that a large teddy bear was breathing.
When they opened it up, they found the teenager hiding inside.
In a statement on Facebook, GMP Rochdale said that Dobson had been “stuffed behind bars”.
“He’s now stuffed behind bars after being sentenced last week for theft of a motor vehicle, driving while disqualified, and making off from a petrol station without payment,” the force said.
“Hopefully he has a bearable time inside…”