ABSECON , N.J., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A pair of twins were "serendipitously" thwarted by a well-placed trash can and shopping cart in their attempt to steal nearly 200 bars of soap.
Absecon Police shared surveillance footage showing New Jersey twins Kenny and Lenny as they attempted to steal 30 6-packs of Dove soap from a local Shoprite store.
"The dubious duo attempted their getaway with store employees hot on their trail," police said. "Kenny and Lenny escaped out the exit but were introduced to the cold, frosty ground by a strategically placed trash can. Those sometimes jump out of nowhere."
The twins quickly sprung off the ground after their encounter with the garbage can and looked to continue their pursuit before falling victim to another obstacle in the form of a shopping cart.
"The cart, not wanting to be outdone by the can, re-introduced both Kenny and Lenny to the hard-packed pavement. Alleged stealing can be hard like pavement," police said.
Despite the early embarrassments, Kenny and Lenny continued their getaway before encountering Absecon Police Ptl. Cavileer who was responding to a car accident in the area.
"Cavileer is a decent multi-tasker so the idea of handling the accident and the shoplifters running square into his accident scene did not faze him," police said. "Both alleged offenders were quickly corralled and collared."
The twins were charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest, as police sought additional information.