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Footprints in snow lead police right to suspect

Footprints Lead Police to Burglary Suspect in Michigan

We imagine you're probably sick of the snow at this point, but turns out it can actually be a great crime fighting tool.

'Footprints lead to an arrest in Michigan. Police were investigating a home break in and noticed the prints leading to a neighbors house,' 'Fox & Friends' said.

According to The Macomb Daily, the resident returned home to find the window of his back door broken. Several items were missing, including prescription drugs, cash and jewelry.

Police followed footprints in the snow from the victim's house to the front porch of the suspect's house. When they arrived, no one was home.

Police continued to survey the scene. That's when the 29-year-old suspect showed up, wearing Nike tennis shoes that matched the footprints in the snow. WJBK called the suspect 'careless.'

The situation is similar to a case out of Louisville, Kentucky earlier this month. Footprints led police to two suspects they believe to be responsible for three different burglaries.

Police in Michigan also found items in the suspect's home that were connected to other recent burglaries in the neighborhood. The 29-year-old suspect is in custody facing charges related to the burglaries.

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talari February 14 2014 at 9:39 PM

That's the same way they caught The Invisible Man. Great police work!

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markmiller2014a February 14 2014 at 3:11 PM

Lots of stupid criminals out there....

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bw February 14 2014 at 3:07 PM


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EleanorRigby February 14 2014 at 2:36 PM

I love when a plan comes together!! dumb-ass

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uuserc3564 February 14 2014 at 1:11 PM

this reminds me of when a man stole my mom and dads Christmas tree. They followed the footprints too. So stupid. Did feel sorry for the children in the home but my parents paid alot of money for their tree.

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Wild Wayne February 14 2014 at 10:13 PM

My mom had her house burgarlized in this manner. They also followed the tracks to a neighbor's house. The man was a police sargent and he had three troubled boys living with him. He did not want to get them in trouble so he albied them for the time the house was robbed. My mom lost a lot of faith in their police force.

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noobhunterr February 14 2014 at 12:25 PM

lmao...nobody said ya have to be smart to be a thief. Oh wait a minate...you do have to be an idiot to steal. Espeacialy from a neighbor in the snow.

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ka3ty February 14 2014 at 12:06 PM

It is pretty low to break into a home, but even lower when they steal prescriptions as well. It lets you know they wasn't just stealing to possibly feed themselves or others, they wanted to get high and that is the real reason for breaking in. One of the lowest forms of life, and boy were they stupid to top it off.

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vaughnk145 February 14 2014 at 11:53 AM

His first act of stupidity was breaking imto anyone's home....

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buddyboygabe vaughnk145 February 14 2014 at 12:00 PM

stupid is a stupid does!

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chanell 44 February 14 2014 at 11:31 AM

that what you call stupid on the buglar ,,,,,,,,didn't he know to erase his tracks.....lol

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