A couple of New Mexico car thieves trying to get away in a stolen car needed some help, but they chose the wrong person, an undercover detective with the Albuquerque Police Department, for that assistance.

Undercover detectives with APD noticed a stolen car at about 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday parked outside Immaculate Conception Church in Albuquerque.

Detectives wanted to hold off on arresting them because a catholic school was just around the corner.

But plans quickly changed when the duo surprised them by asking for the undercover cop’s help.

27-year-old Kristina Aragon and 29-year-old Michael Farley approached the officer who’d been watching them and asked if he had jumper cables.

Needless to say, it didn’t quite go the way they’d hoped.

With St. Mary’s on lockdown, police arrested them.

APD said Aragon admitted she stole the car from her mom, and Farley admitted he knew it was stolen.

Aragon had two warrants out for her arrest for two separate drug cases, and Farley has multiple drug and theft charges.