(CBS) VENICE, Calif. - A 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing a $200,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS outside a restaurant in Venice, Calif. after the valet had left it running for the owner, CBS Los Angeles reports.
The valet, who did not want to be publicly identified, told the station he noticed a man watching him when he went to retrieve the eatery owner's car.
"I went and grabbed one of the cars in the street and backed it up... and as soon as I got out and I was coming to get her car...he dropped the bike, got in her car and took off," he said.
The valet attendant and the owner of the car immediately reported the vehicle stolen and the OnStar system was activated, according to the station.
Officers later tracked down the luxury car in a Panorama City parking lot. Officers reportedly watched the car until they saw the suspect approach the vehicle.
The suspect, identified as Dylan Coffey, allegedly tried to flee police and jumped a fence into a residential area. He then entered a home where he dressed in the homeowner's clothes and hid under a woodpile, according to the station.
He also decided to grab some food, the station says.
"He took some frozen chicken from Trader Joe's, some Chex Mix and mangos, and he ate some sausages out of the fridge," said Cutris Pickrell, who owns the home the alleged thief burglarized. "He just took a pair of shoes and some jeans and that was it. I mean, he was planning on taking more. Luckily, the cops got him."
Police arrested Coffey and recovered the Mercedes.
The suspect was jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.