Bad thief gets caught stealing unique car

A criminal's utter stupidity landed him in an Iowa jail on Monday after he attempted to disguise a one-of-a-kind car in black. 

Patrick Allen Chamberlin, 48, was arrested on Thursday by Marshalltown police after local residents spotted him driving a rare 1966 Ford GT40 replica.

Charges against Chamberlin included grand larceny, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and several traffic violations.

A car thief was put behind bars on Thursday after he attempted to steal a one-of-a-kind vehicle

A car thief was put behind bars on Thursday after he attempted to steal a one-of-a-kind vehicle

Patrick Allen Chamberlin was slapped with larceny and drug possession charges by Marshalltown authorities after local residents spotted him driving the car

Patrick Allen Chamberlin was slapped with larceny and drug possession charges by Marshalltown authorities after local residents spotted him driving the car

Steve Salasek, owner of the unique vehicle, said he noticed the car missing on Tuesday. 

'I went to go get it out of the storage shed, and it was gone,' Salasek told CBS affiliate KCCI. 'It wasn't there.' 

Police Chief for Marshalltown, Michael Tupper, said he credits the local community for spotting the

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