Thursday, February 23, 2012
Why Not Just Draw 'Em a Map: Hungry "Burglar" Allegedly Knocks Over Partyshop But Gets Nabbed After Cops Follow a Trail of Candy Wrappers to His Door!
It's never difficult to find Jose. Always leaves a trail of rubbish behind him. Allegedly...
I'll say this: He must've been famished. Real famished. Since cops in Eloy, Arizona say Jose Lopez, Jr. (mug shot above) just couldn't keep his sweet tooth in check last week when he went to pull a heist down at the local party shop.
Sure (cops say), Lopez made sure to pocket some loot during this piece of work -- a couple grand in cash and jewelry. But it was the joint's candy inventory that really seemed to captivate this walking Nestle Crunch Bar (allegedly). "All the chocolates were gone, completely," complained the store's owner.
And not only that -- Lopez wasn't just gonna haul that sweet score away like so many necklaces and dead presidents. Nope. He was gonna eat it. Right there. Right then. And ALL the way home, baby!
That's why it took cops some "old fashioned police work" to solve this one. Noticing a trail of chocolate bar wrappers leading away from the store, the thought occurred to someone that maybe they oughta just follow that there trail.
And a smart move it was. Cops say they were able to follow the trail of candy debris for a quarter mile -- straight (you guessed it) to Lopez's pad. And it's not like the chocolate bar remnants are the only evidence the cops have here...
They've reportedly also been able to match a footprint from the party shop to a footprint along the wrapper trail. Needless to say, the latter footprint was "surrounded by candy wrappers."
Now Lopez may have to listen to the Snickers of others for some time to come down at the hoosegow, since cops have busted his candy ass on three charges of burglary, theft and possession of pot. But how he's escaping justice for all that damn littering, I have no idea. C'mon and give a hoot, cops!