Police in Scarborough say they caught a burglar who had just broken into a home on Broadturn Road, because the thief couldn't get his car out of the burgled home's driveway.

Police say Shawn Tarr, 29, was spinning his wheels on the ice in the driveway when the owners came home at about 11:45 pm Thursday night. Tarr told them he pulled into the driveway to turn around, and got stuck on the ice. The homeowner agreed to try to help him get the car moving, but when she saw her laptop in the car's backseat, she took it, and went in the house. That left Tarr outside, frantically trying to move the car.