X

Cops: Thief Left Behind Unexpected Clue

His young son, leading police in Germany to make an easy arrest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 8, 2020 10:55 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Germany say they had an easy time tracking down a petty thief—he forgot his own son at the scene of the crime. Bautzen police said the 29-year-old suspect ran off when the $5.65 worth of goods he was trying to steal triggered an alarm at a supermarket checkout late Friday, per the AP. Police said the man's 8-year-old son was left behind, "and so the culprit was quickly identified." The suspect, a German, also managed to fall during his escape and ended the day in the hospital, police said. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.