"My having turned to crime doesn't mean these people should be robbed of their lo mein."
Stupid? Or brilliant? If you steal a Chinese food delivery car, what better way to remain inconspicuous than by delivering Chinese food? He figured when the driver called the restaurant and reported the car stolen, the restaurant would accuse the driver of lying since all the food got delivered right on time. They'd assume the driver was trying to steal the car himself and report it stolen, so they'd fire him on the spot. When the thief showed up at the end of the night the restaurant would say "Kid, you delivered that food faster than we ever seen! Thief or no thief, You got the job!" Bang, car thief gets himself a brand new life! And if the restaurant hadn't done the obvious thing and told police to wait for the thief at one of the addresses still waiting for food, it would have worked!