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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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1.

AMateToTalkTo    

If she never reported it stolen, she obviously doesn't want it.

Why not give it to a family in need who'd cherish the car instead?

198 days ago
2.

m    

A fiat 500? She probably bought it for the maid or someone in the house to run errands in and didn't even notice it was missing.

198 days ago
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Becca    

Why is Venus Williams driving a crappy little Fiat 500?
She can afford way better. Even if she's a paid promoter of Fiats, she can drive anything they make, like a fancy Chrysler.

198 days ago
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Blondie    

Your last article on this said she filed a police report. Do you just make stuff up as you go?

198 days ago
5.

Ciganos01    

Becca, that's because she's not a materialistic stuck up snotty sewer trash bitch like you...

198 days ago
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katharyn    

Dear Sports morons at TMZ - the Australian Open starts in hours. She has been in Australia for at least a week, probably longer. Do you think she really knows her car was stolen? Would love for your sports people to have a clue about sports before reporting on them.

198 days ago
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barnyardhumor    

Look like, built like a man - how can normal women compete against these Amazons.

198 days ago
8.

Jake    

She has been overseas for the pre Australian Open tournaments and the Australian Open which starts today in Australia. Maybe she had no idea it was taken.

198 days ago
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Ciganos01    

***got Harvey cannot not hire competent people to work at his sleepy website cause he's too busy thinking about Nathan foot long hot dogs, if you know what I mean

198 days ago
10.

Azi    

I owned a Fiat once. If somebody had stolen it, I wouldn't have reported it either.

198 days ago
11.

Really    

A guy with earrings? No feminist.

198 days ago
12.

Mr. Balls    

What kind of idiot steals a Fiat lol

198 days ago
13.

Ace    

She probably getting ready for the big holiday next weekend and didn't realize it was missing.

198 days ago
14.

3Storms    

I'd run too. I wouldn't want to get my ass kicked by the incredible she-hulk.

198 days ago
15.

Yurra Knutz    

Thought you were rid of it didn't you Venus. Nope, that little Fiat 500 is like a homing pigeon.

198 days ago
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