A car thief who specialized in stealing cars from tourists stopping to look at mount teide was arrested after crashing a stolen car.
While tourists were parked at look-out spots and taking a walk or taking pictures of the volcano the thief broke in to and stole their cars. The thief tried to escape after realising that he had been seen breaking into a car but crashed with the stolen vehicle after loosing control over it. It was a group of tourists who saw him and called the Guardia Civil.
A person who saw the car crash tried to help the 42 year old thief only to have his own car stolen, but fortunately a Guardia Civil patrol arrived the scene and was able to stop the thief before he escaped again.