Guy Wears Stolen Shirt in Mugshot for Another Crime

And gets busted for that theft, as well
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2015 9:49 AM CDT
Derek Benson in the mugshot that got him nailed for a second burglary.   (Glastonbury Police via WTNH)

(Newser) – Derek Benson wore a sweatshirt that said "libre" ("freedom") on it for a 2014 mugshot, but he got quite the opposite after a man contacted police in Glastonbury, Conn., to report he had seen the mugshot and that Benson, 30, was wearing the victim's Coco Libre sweatshirt—which had been stolen from his residence in July 2014, the Smoking Gun reports. The victim works for the coconut water company, a police rep says.

A "subsequent investigation" led to Benson's Sept. 16 arrest for that home burglary as well, a Glastonbury Police Department press release notes, and Benson was charged with burglary, larceny, criminal trespass, and criminal larceny, Fox Connecticut reports. (This suspected burglar didn't just take stuff with him—he left stuff behind.)

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