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Venus Williams

Car Thieves With Big Mouths Get Busted

1/12/2014 7:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0112_venus_williams_gettyThe guy who jacked Venus Williams' Fiat 500 was quick to confess when cops pulled him over Saturday in L.A.  ... but he then played a very short game of catch me if you can.

Car thief Gabriel Vella ran a red light near the Staples Center ... which caught the attention of the men in blue.

An officer approached the vehicle and Vella instantly copped to driving a car he had stolen from a West L.A. neighborhood -- so he was promptly cuffed and placed on the curb.

That's when Gabriel stood up ... AND BOLTED!!

The officer chased him down, backup arrived and Vella was cornered in an alley a few blocks away.

Here's the weird part of the story.  According to the police report, Venus never reported the car stolen.

Thieves with big mouths get caught.

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16.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

How weird for a Jehovah's Witness to not even realize their at was stolen. They can remember to not celebrate their birthdays and Hidatsa but not how many cars they own?

262 days ago
17.

News Flash     

OMG! I thought that was Nick Cannon.

262 days ago
18.

Sacha    

She is in Australia for the Aussie Open.

262 days ago
19.

Factual    

That is one nasty overgrown ape...

262 days ago
20.

KicksandGiggles    

Granted she is not a raving beauty queen, but this picture is especially bad. Where did you guys snap this? As she was trying to navigate that azz in this fiat???? No wonder the pained and strained expression. And think of the poor car. It probably followed the car thief to escape.

262 days ago
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