Cops Follow Trail of Coins to Thief's House

Burglar swiped spare change along with computer, guns, sword

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 16, 2013 7:05 PM CDT

(Newser) – Burglary pro tip of the day: You're not going in for the spare change. This lesson appears to have been lost on Michael Sherman. When police responded to a burglary call at his neighbor's Vero Beach, Florida, house they found roughly 40 coins strewn on the ground outside it, forming a distinct trail leading to Sherman's house ... and a large amount of change just happened to be among the items reported stolen, WPBF reports.

When police searched Sherman's house, they found more of the neighbor's property, including ammunition and a computer that had been buried in the backyard. Also stolen were a pistol, two rifles, and a samurai-style sword. Sherman confessed to the theft when questioned, saying he sold the guns to buy the prescription painkiller Dilaudid, WPTV reports.

Why don't they put these things in giant sacks with dollar signs on them anymore? Did they ever do that?
Why don't they put these things in giant sacks with dollar signs on them anymore? Did they ever do that?   (Shutterstock)
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