Cops Follow Trail of Coins to Thief's House
Burglar swiped spare change along with computer, guns, sword
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 16, 2013 7:05 PM CDT
Why don't they put these things in giant sacks with dollar signs on them anymore? Did they ever do that?   (Shutterstock)

(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.

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Ellie Oaks
Jun 23, 2014 4:51 PM CDT
Burglary can happen anytime because criminals are to be found everywhere right? So what's the big deal with this? Of course, basically it's all about your safety!! What if you witness personally burglars breaking into your house and practically you would get hysterical and with that I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have an ample amount of time to call help and most impossibly would be to call 911 right? So with this situation, I came to a thought of looking for some app which would help me in times of emergencies like this and fortunately I found Safetrec and Safekidzone at Google Play which happens to be available at all app stores. Just a click would save me you from harm, trust me. Simply click this links to know more.!/page_home and
May 17, 2013 5:02 PM CDT
This is a snarky comment about the article.
May 17, 2013 9:57 AM CDT
dear mike welcome to the dope of the day club! enjoy your 15min!