The suspect failed to stop in their vehicle in the Canterbury area of Bradford, before trying to get away on foot.
But, as West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted, the fleeing suspect left the automatic car in drive mode, before running in front of it.
They said on Twitter: "Vehicle failed to stop in the Canterbury area of Bradford.
"A bit of free advice to the driver...don't leave an automatic in drive and then run in front of it when running away."
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