A manic thief in Alabama accused of swiping a vehicle from the Prichard Fire Department has bizarrely boasted about his crimes, allegedly compelled through God's grace, in front of TV news cameras during his perp walk on Wednesday.

A video shot by a local media station in Alabama shows Jeffrey McCants Jr. being escorted out of a police station on charges of first-degree theft and first-degree burglary, booked at the Mobile County Metro Jail.

He introduces himself to cameras by saying he was "running for mayor of Mobile, Alabama, baby" before admitting that he stole the fire department's 2009 Crown Victoria inside Central Station on Turner Road, WALA reported.

When the suspect was quizzed about his recent theft charges, he proceeded to flirt with one of the female reporters.

“Ma’am, if I had a woman like you I wouldn’t need to,” he said. "But I took it because God told me to. And guess what? God help me do everything. I steal everything, man!" 

He went on with his odd display of bravado, telling the female reporter, "I’ll steal your heart, baby” as police officers lead him to a police vehicle, according to Fox News.

When the camera panned out from McCants to reveal his alleged accomplice, Henry Dixon, in handcuffs, a reporter proceeded to direct questions to the other man. Dixon, who was the driver of the stolen fire station vehicle, has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property, and drug possession. 

However, McCants eagerly took all the blame for the joy ride. When Dixon was grilled about his involvement in the alleged auto theft, McCants chimed in and argued: "No! I did it, man! He didn’t do sh--! I did everything!" the New York Post noted. 

McCants has also made a declaration to "steal a police car," following his release from prison. 

His eccentric commentaries have since gone viral after hitting the headlines on Wednesday last week. Some humorists have begun selling “campaign” shirts for McCants’ supposed mayoral run in Mobile, embellished with the slogan, “God help me do everything, good and bad.”

Court records indicate the suspect had some prior brushes with the law. McCants was sentenced in 2014 to three years and four months in jail for grand theft auto after he stole a silver 2005 Toyota Tacoma in his hometown Panama City.

McCants will front court on Friday for a bond hearing.

police car A manic thief in Alabama accused of swiping a vehicle from the Prichard Fire Department has bizarrely boasted about his crimes, allegedly through God's grace, in front of TV news cameras during his perp walk on Wednesday. This is a representational image. PIXABAY