This sounds like something that would happen in Philadelphia, only it didn’t:
Wanted: Stolen car. Make and model: Ford Crown Victoria. Owner: D.C. police department.
Reported stolen by: Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey.
(Source: “D.C. Chief’s Vehicle Snatched,” by Del Quentin Wilber.)
Don’t forget to read the follow-up report, “Ramsey Car Theft Generates Laughs, if Not Leads,” by Petula Dvorak.