Burglary Suspect Foiled—by His Croc Tracks
His shoes' tread pattern matched prints from crime scene: cops
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2015 1:23 PM CDT
An image from a surveillance video, provided by the Fairbanks Police Department.   (Fairbanks Police Department)
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(Newser) – An Alaska man faces theft, burglary, and criminal mischief charges after his comfy footwear managed to bite him in the butt. Fairbanks police say Roland Huntington Grace, 21, stole $400 from a crepe restaurant, took $30 from a church, returned to nab $5 more from the crepery, and stole $1,000 in jewelry from an art gallery over a few days early this month, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. A tipster offered Grace's name after officers shared a surveillance image and Grace arrived for an interview wearing Crocs that matched shoe prints found at one of the crime scenes, police say. He then admitted to the crimes. (Another Fairbanks man's tale of woe involves a truck, a forklift, and a really good buzz.)