The victim could only watch on - and take photos - as the alleged, wannabe car thief ran away and boarded a tram.
A man who tried to lock an alleged car thief inside his car has photographed the moment he cut his way out.
He was trapped like a rat ... saying 'Don't call the police'Domenic Gentile
The alleged victim, Domenic Gentile, was already having a bad week.
He had returned home from vacation to find his own car had been stolen, so he borrowed a friend's Jeep to go shopping in Chapel Street.
On returning to the parked car he found a thief inside.
Thinking fast, he locked the doors.
But the thief had another move up his sleeve; he moved to the back window of the soft-top convertible and started to cut himself out.
Mr Gentile could only watch on - and take photos - as the alleged wannabe thief ran away and boarded a tram.
Click play to hear Mr Gentile tell his story
Police have confirmed they are investigating but say no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.