Bellevue, Washington - Washington Mutual former technology manager Patrick Rosario, realized it's not the brightest thing he has ever done, but when he caught thieves ransacking his home and found their van running with the keys still in it, it was more than he could resist. Seeing no one around, he quickly drove the van up the hill and waited for police.
"I just stole their car!" he told the 911 dispatcher.
"Sir, you need to stop, you could be charged with that thief."
The dispatcher later realized no one in their right mind would be writing up that ticket. Still armed with a hammer, Rosario gave 911 his description so police could find him and the van.
"I'm wearing dark jeans, a ball cap and oh, I'm still holding a hammer."
"Sir, you might want to put the hammer down," the dispatcher told Patrick.
He quickly dropped the hammer knowing it would not look good to the police.
"The thief's might be a little confused when they come out of your house and find their van missing," the dispatcher added. "That was kind of the point," he replied.
Patrick knew when his mom got wind of this story, there was going to be trouble.
"She had a sign made for the outside of my house that reads"
To better serve you
Please leave keys in the ignition
Patrick Rosario is the son of Spoof writer, Susan Allen-Rosario. For the actual news reports you can Google her son's name.