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Oslo man steals electric car, gets caught when battery dies

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Oslo man steals electric car, gets caught when battery dies
The car, a Buddy, had run out of juice. Photo: Erlend Aas / NTB scanpix
14:27 CEST+02:00
An Oslo man who stole an electric car was caught by police when the vehicle's battery ran out of juice in the early hours of Friday.
Police said traffic surveillance cameras noticed a car stranded in the Svartdal Tunnel.  
 
“We saw a man who was pushing the car but he wasn't able to move it. Then we sent a patrol to the site to assist,” Oslo Police spokesman Steinar Hausvik told TV2. 
 
When officers arrived on the scene, they quickly found out that they were in for a bit of a surprise.
 
"What appeared to be a stalled vehicle in the Svartdal Tunnel turned out to be an electric car that had run out of battery and was in addition stolen," police tweeted.
 
The driver, described as a man in his 30s, was arrested. 
 
“It's the first stolen electric vehicle I've seen,” Hausvik chuckled. 
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