(Gresham-AP) -- First the Troutdale man asked Gresham police if he could go on a ride-along to learn more about the department.
You see, 22-year-old Wade Silva says he has relatives who work as police officers in other states and he wanted to see what it was like.
But a standard records check to clear Silva for the ride-along revealed that he had an outstanding felony arrest warrant for burglary.
According to police, Silva robbed a woman with whom he stayed for a short time. He duplicated her key, returned after he moved out and stole a D-V-D player, eight D-V-Ds and 100 C-Ds.
The ride-along Silva applied to go on was with the same law enforcement agency that was investigating the case.
So, when Silva arrived for his ride, police snagged him.
He got a ride-along all right. But one in handcuffs -- and in the back seat.