We chronicle dumb criminals on this blog not just for the enjoyment of you the reader, but also as a public service to would-be criminals out there. These, folks, are mistakes not be repeated.
Obviously someone didn't read our previous installments on thieves caught by cops because they left footprints in the snow, because it happened again.
THEFT, BENDER ROAD: An officer patrolling the area on Dec. 7 became suspicious after noticing fresh footprints in the snow leading up to several vehicles that were parked in driveways. The officer, who followed the tracks down Bender Road to Sugar Ridge Road, spotted the suspect they belonged to running through a field. Following a pursuit, the suspect, a 26-year-old Elyria man, was apprehended. He had several stolen items in his possession and was subsequently arrested for theft, among other crimes.