Two football-crazed fans of Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes couldn’t quite pull off a heist in Lawrence, Kansas, on Sept. 16. Pulling up to a McDonald’s, the two ran inside, grabbed a life-size cardboard cutout of Mahomes and ran out, stuffing the promotional piece into their car.

Lawrence Police spokesman Patrick Compton told the Lawrence Journal-World that as they received the call about the theft, they were working a car crash nearby – in which one of the vehicles just happened to have a Mahomes cutout in the back seat.

Officers questioned the suspects and ordered them to appear for alleged theft. Flat Pat was eventually returned to the McDonald’s.