Thursday, May 07, 2009

Clue leads cops to criminal mastermind

They say there's no such thing as the perfect crime. They say that even the smartest criminal always slips up and leaves some tiny clue. That may be true, but we're not talking about the smartest criminal here:
Police found a man accused of shoplifting because he put his address on a job application before leaving the store. Police said a 49-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor theft charge after employees said he stole T-shirts and pants from a clothing store.

Police said the man stuffed the items under his shirt and the waistline of his pants before going to the checkout counter to fill out a job application. The items set off an alarm when he left the store.
I don't know if they give out a Nobel Prize for Stupid Thievery, but I'm pretty sure we've got a potential winning candidate here.

(Okay, I know damn well that they don't give a Nobel Prize for that, but you get the idea.)

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