Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Telltale clue trips up criminal

When you watch shows like CSI, the thing that ends up helping the good guys catch the criminal is always something minute, like a drop of blood, a fingerprint, or a carpet fiber. In real life, it seems that sheer dumbassery helps the cops catch the crooks more often than not:
Police in Tennessee say it wasn't too difficult to find a man accused of walking out of a Walmart store wearing stolen jeans. He left his old denim behind — along with his wallet.

Officers in Gallatin say 20-year-old Dustin Matthew Marshall tried on the jeans and left without paying for them, but employees found his old jeans and wallet in a dressing room.

WTVF-TV reports police caught up with Marshall and a 19-year-old woman who was with him on Saturday night after a couple ducked out of a steakhouse without paying their bill.
Well, how was he supposed to pay? I mean, he didn't have his wallet with him.

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