(SEATTLEPI.COM) A sleepy car prowler picked the wrong luxury car last week in Seattle.

According to a Seattle Police Department statement, the man woke from a sound slumber Nov. 27 to find himself locked inside a stolen BMW. The car manufacturer had locked the vehicle remotely, trapping him inside for police.

Hours earlier, the thief had been out prowling cars with some friends in Seattle’s University District when he came upon an unlocked BMW 550i in a parking garage, police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee said in a statement.

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