From the looks of things, it would have been difficult to even attempt driving the getaway car.

A Somerset man was arrested earlier this week after police caught him trying to steal an entire car full of wire from the state transportation department.

Somerset Police responded to a report that someone was stealing copper from the Alexander Street side of the department.

Officer Billy Bolin found Tyler B. Cox, 23, standing by the security fence near a black Honda. Cox attempted to get into the car, however — perhaps because too many wires were in the way — he was not able to get away before he was stopped by Bolin.

The police department said the vehicle was “filled nearly to capacity with the stolen wire.”

A set of wire cutters and gloves were also found at the scene, and the security fence surrounding the premises was damaged.

Police say the wire stolen was valued at more than $300.

Cox was charged with theft by unlawful taking, over $300; criminal mischief, 3rd degree; and possession of burglary tools.

He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center, and his car was impounded by police.

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