By Jenn Bernstein
RADNOR TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — It’s a crime that’s left Radnor Township police baffled.
“This is probably Radnor’s submission for world’s dumbest criminals,” said Police Superintendent Bill Colarulo.
Surveillance video shows four men wearing hoodies with their faces covered, moving around cars in the lot of Tommy’s Main Line Towing in Wayne.
Despite cameras recording their every move, for 1 hour and 40 minutes, the four continue to plot and maneuver cars, until they finally free a 1999 Dodge Stratus and drive away.
Darrell Seshun, the tow operator and manager, says the four men damaged a fence to get in and out.
“I don’t know what they were thinking when they were going to steal the car. The cops just looked up the plate number and visited them at their house,” said Seshun.
Seshun says the Dodge Stratus was towed from a Tredyffrin Township apartment complex on April 16th because it was parked without a permit.
At almost 1 a.m. the next day, the towing company received a call asking when the car could be picked up. According to the criminal complaint, the caller became angry when he was told he couldn’t get it until 8 a.m.
Police were able to figure out the phone belonged to one of the men.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that whoever stole that car from a lot where the car got towed is probably somehow connected to that vehicle,” said Police Superintendent Colarulo.
On Wednesday, the accused men — Steven Rosso, David Kelly, Joseph Brennecke, and Timothy Spear — were in court to be arraigned.
They are facing charges including burglary, theft, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief as well as other charges.