A man who stole a van in Clay Cross was snared by police just half a mile away from where he had nicked it.
Roads police stopped the driver yesterday afternoon because he 'had a guilty look on his face'.
The owner of the Ford Transit was unaware it had been stolen.
The man was arrested.
A tweet by Derbyshire Roads police said: "Must have looked to his left and had an epiphany. One arrested. #CoppersNose."