Car with sentimental value stolen from garage

Posted at 10:51 PM, Feb 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 02:30:02-05

Surveillance video caught a clumsy car thief on camera.

Suman Kanuganti says a man broke into his yellow Honda S2000 on February 1 and stole it.

“Well I didn’t believe it for the first time," he said. "I thought somebody towed it.”

The convertible was parked in the Gaslamp City Square parking garage. The thief wasn't quite sure how to get out of the secure garage, but panicked when another vehicle pulled up and drove right underneath the arm.

Kanuganti says the car has a lot of sentimental value; he proposed to his wife in the car.

“It’s one of those feelings where you cannot do anything about it," he said. "You are helpless.”

He also says this is the second car to be stolen from the parking garage, and wants to warn other owners to be vigilant.

The couple is offering a $500 reward to anyone who can help get their car back.