Busselton petrol thief hot-foots away from crime scene | video

STEALING fuel from a vehicle didn't go to plan last night when a thief set their feet on fire and hot-footed it from the suspected crime scene. 

Busselton police senior sergeant Steve Principe said the incident happened at 9pm on Thursday night when a vehicle parked outside a house on Langridge Place in West Busselton was targeted. 

"Later in the evening the same vehicle was set on fire and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services were called," Senior Sergeant Principe said.  

He said when the police arrived at the scene a neighbour provided video footage of a person running away from the scene with their shoes on fire.

WATCH: Check out the footage of the hot-foot thief below.