Four ATM theft suspects wound up with just enough gas money for the drive home.
There was one problem -- police insisted the subjects ride with them to jail.
In what might be one of the least profitable ATM heists in history, four people broke into a check-cashing business in Santa Fe Springs and dismantled an ATM machine to get the cash box before leading , police said.
After the burglary, the four led Whittier police and California Highway Patrol officers on a chase into South Los Angeles, where, with the assistance of Los Angeles police officers, they were arrested, according to Los Angeles and Whittier police.
Authorities also found the cash box, which contained a whopping $40.
The break-in occurred at the Cash N More check-cashing business at 10805 Orr and Day Road in Santa Fe Springs about 1:30 a.m., said Sgt. Rob Hanson of the Whittier Police Department, which patrols Santa Fe Springs.
The burglars drove the two vehicles into South Los Angeles, ditched them, and split up, police said. At least one suspect was caught near West Gage Avenue and South Grand Avenue, an On Scene Video camera crew reported,
All four suspects were taken into custody by 4 a.m., the last being caught between South Grand and South Broadway near West 68th Street, said Sgt. Dino Caldera of the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Station.