PASCO, Washington — You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.
A car thief left behind an incredible clue when he abandoned a pair of green, rubber Hulk gloves attached to the steering wheel of a vehicle he had attempted to boost, police said.
The wannabe thief was chased off when the car’s owner spotted and confronted him early Monday morning, the Pasco police department said.
Cops caught up with the thief a little more than an hour later when an officer spotted a man matching the description given by the car owner from the earlier incident.
Ariel Contreras, 33, was arrested when the officer found the vehicle paperwork from the car that he had been chased away from in his backpack. Contreras also had an outstanding warrant, cops said.
The Pasco police suspect the Hulk hands were likely stolen and posted a message on the department Facebook page to the possible owner: “If you are missing your Hulk hands, the Pasco Police may have them.”