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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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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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newtexan503 February 14 2014 at 10:01 PM

Notice how they named the brand name its about marketing good or bad, also not just shoe print it was Nike!

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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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eccoidav February 14 2014 at 9:29 PM

A dead giveaway!!

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wlh1923 February 14 2014 at 9:15 PM

Unnnnh, that is careless petty thief not a "careless criminal.". Granted, that clown will have more of a criminal record when this is all over but calling him a criminal implies he has a criminal mind - for what that is worth. That clown doesn't have a mind - crackhead Bob

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borg1701d February 14 2014 at 8:51 PM

Stupid is as stupid does, Mrs. Bubba

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mtrazzeli February 14 2014 at 8:48 PM

what would you do ooh ooh for a klondike bar!!!

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mtheck07 February 14 2014 at 8:40 PM

He should have been walking backwards.

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v7howkloosh February 14 2014 at 8:30 PM

Well anyone who is stupid enough and heartless and selfish enough to break into their neighbors homes can't be smart enough to realize it snowed and your tracks could be a clue. Damned glad he got caught lets hope he gets spanked but good. Nothing worse than taking advantage of someone when their back is turned. Like luring children and harming them there is nothing more despicable.

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simpljb February 14 2014 at 8:20 PM

WJBK called the suspect 'careless.'--------------------------lol why din't they jus call em stupid

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