A North Carolina man was arrested earlier this week after a police officer, who was driving in front of him at the time, saw something odd being dragged behind the suspect’s car through his rearview mirror.
Dashcam video shows the Swansboro cop pulling to the side to allow the car to pass him. It wasn’t long before the suspect, who was dragging a large box tied to his open trunk, just pulled over in defeat.
The box turned out to be a safe that was stolen earlier that morning from a local pharmacy, according to WCTI-TV. The man was later identified as 22-year-old Ryan Mullins.
Watch the footage from the dashcam (courtesy of the Associated Press):
“A lot of things crossed through my mind of what could be going on and none of them were good, but I never expected to see him pull a safe,” Carmen Fickling told the news station, saying that she witnessed the suspect attaching the safe to his car behind the pharmacy when she arrived to work Tuesday morning.
According to WITN-TV, police suspect that Mullins was dragging the safe on the pavement hoping that it would break open. The news station reported that he was charged with “safecracking, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods, trafficking of opium or heroin and DWI.”