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Red-Nosed Burglar Caught Red-Handed on Tape

Cops seeking suspect who donned Rudolph costume during burglary in Fort Collins, Colo.
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 24, 2018 7:53 AM CST
Wanted: Rudolph.   (Fort Collins Police Services, via NBC News)
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(Newser) – "Oh how the camera caught her / As she committed burglary / Rudolph the Red Nosed Criminal / We need your help with her ID." That's the call-to-action jingle a Colorado police department would like you to hear, penned in honor of a recent burglary suspect in Fort Collins who got into the Christmas spirit to pull off her crime. CBS Denver reports that a woman was caught on surveillance video while stealing from a business in Fort Collins, and her disguise was what was most noticeable on the tape: what NBC News describes as a "large, furry Rudolph mask."

The Fort Collins Police Services is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect, who briefly removed the reindeer mask during the Dec. 18 break-in on Hickory Street and stared right at the security camera. "If you have any info about this incident or know [the] suspect's identity, let us know so we can notify St. Nick," the department posted on Facebook, along with lyrics on the "shady scheme" that parody "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." (Here's the science behind the famous reindeer's red nose.)

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