Macaroni salad trail leads police to suspected burglars in NY

Macaroni Salad Trail Leads Police To Suspected Restaurant Burglars
Macaroni Salad Trail Leads Police To Suspected Restaurant Burglars


MT. MORRIS, N.Y. - A trail of macaroni salad led police to three suspected burglars in western New York on Sunday.

Livingston County Sheriff's deputies responded to Build-A-Burger in Mt. Morris around 6:30 a.m. after the owners reported their surveillance system and cash was missing from the restaurant.

The investigation led to a nearby greenway trail where police found "cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and a steady trail of macaroni salad."

"It was later discovered that the suspects stole a large bowl of macaroni salad, which they took turns eating, along their escape route," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

On Sunday afternoon, Matthew P. Sapetko, 34, of Mt. Morris; James P. Marullo, 35, of Mt. Morris, and Timothy S. Walker Jr., 23, from Idaho, were each charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree grand larceny.

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Posted by Livingston County Sheriff's Office on Monday, May 11, 2015