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
Cops: Thief Flees Scene, Forgets His Young Son
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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. (More weird crimes stories.)

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