31-year-old Gregory Jennrich works as a mechanic for the Metro system in St. Paul, Minnesota. Last Wednesday, he stopped at a gas station on his way to work and accidentally locked his keys in his car.

Instead of just calling in to let his boss know he'd be late, he stole a city bus idling nearby.

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I'm thinking he's one of those people who shows up late a lot. If you usually get to work on time, it's not a big deal when you show up late. Especially if you have a decent excuse.

The bus was parked at the same gas station with nobody on it. The driver had left it running while she went in to buy something. So Greg hopped in and took off. Unfortunately for him it had a GPS tracker in it, which he probably should have known about. Cops pulled him over on the highway eight minutes later.

A spokesman says they'll be "exploring his employment" over the next few weeks, a.k.a. they're canning him. He's also facing up to five years in jail for felony auto theft.

Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

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