Thievery under the influence:
28-year-old Socrates Doupis was legally drunk when, after refusing to pay to get his car out, he entered the Northwest Recovery tow lot, found his 2003 Mercedes CLK 500, and tried to drive out.
He immediately backed up into a Ford Explorer.
Doupis was foiled from driving away when lot workers parked tow trucks in the entrance to stop his escape.
Doupis then fled on foot and was found minutes later, cowering behind a gas station.
He was charged with DUI, criminal damage to property, reckless driving, failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and leaving the scene of an accident, authorities said.