We guess if you get caught red-handed committing a crime, you've got to throw out SOME excuse . . . even if it's THIS terrible.
The cops in Georges Township, Pennsylvania caught a 46-year-old guy named Troy Miller trying to steal a car on Sunday.
And when they asked him for ID, he wouldn't give it up . . . because he told them he was Matthew McConaughey.
But Troy doesn't look anything like Matthew McConaughey.
So he was arrested for attempted car theft, providing false identification, and prowling.