Robber Caught After Taunting Cops in Email

They quickly traced it back to him
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 20, 2010 1:31 PM CDT
Robber Caught After Taunting Cops in Email
A German teen was arrested after sending police a mocking email.   (Shutterstock)

A German teen was arrested after police traced an email—in which he criticized the investigation of a burglary he had perpetrated—straight back to him, Reuters reports. The 19-year-old taunted cops for getting his age, height, and accent wrong in official reports of a bank theft he'd pulled in the town of Roettingen. They traced it to a gambling hall and arrested him within hours. "His game of cat and mouse went all wrong," said a police spokesman. (Read more Germany stories.)

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