Driver who stole RETRO 80s Volkswagen car from Sheffield tested positive for cocaine

A driver who stole a classic Volkswagen golf from Sheffield on Friday night has tested positive for cocaine after a police chase.

Sunday, 13th December 2020, 11:26 am

Two men who South Yorkshire Police’s Operations Team dubbed ‘Back to the Future wannabes’ have been arrested and remanded in police custody after they were caught in a stolen retro car yesterday (December 12).

Following a pursuit by officers, the driver, who was also wanted for other offences, tested positive for cocaine after he was stopped by police.

The retro golf was stolen from a Sheffield home in the evening on December 11 but has since been returned to its owner.

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A classic Volkswagen car which was stolen in Sheffield on Friday, December 11 has been returned to its owner.

Police mocked the drivers in a post on Facebook: "Great Scott"... I think our Roads Policing Team went a little bit retro on Friday night...

“This classic was stolen the night before in Sheffield, and was pursued and stopped safely, no flames or flux capacitors needed.

"It certainly wasn't Biff or Marty driving, but the two 80's wannabes were quickly arrested and taken to the cells.

"The driver was also wanted for other offences and tested positive for cocaine as well.

"The car will be recovered to its grateful owner.

"Fortunately we still have officers old enough to remember the 80's, hot-wiring and TWOC'ing... the younger bunch have absolutely no idea what they are talking about.

"Some haven't even seen Back To The Future either... we will educate them!”

One social media user commented: “I would be absolutely gutted if it was mine!!”.

While another added: “So good to stop them! Someone’s pride and joy.

"Keep 'em peeled.

“Well done lads.”

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