OC police nab car thief who posted crime on Snapchat

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 08:41:58-04

Ocean City Police arrested a New York man after he posted videos of himself stealing a car on social media.

Police said 24-year-old Brian Engelmann of Mystic Beach, NY posted  a series of videos on Snapchat showing him stealing a Jeep Wrangler from the parking lot of Seacrets Bar and Grille around 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

The videos posted around 8 p.m. Saturday night helped police identify and locate Engelmann. They showed him stealing the car and driving erratically to 37th Street, where he abandoned the car in a condominium parking lot.

Police tracked Engelmann down back at Seacrets later that night where he was arrested with the help of security staff.

Ocean City police charged him with vehicle theft in addition to multiple traffic violations including using a handheld phone while driving, negligent driving, and driving while on a suspended license.

Englemann was seen by a Maryland District Court Commissioner and was transferred to the Worcester County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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