If we have three main beats here at Scene, they are as follows: Michael Stanley, moms who get DUIs with kids in the car, and criminals caught because of footprints in the snow. Sure, there are other areas that fill up our reporters' notebooks, but those make up the majority of the wheelhouse.
Which brings us to Robert Bores.
Last winter's string of footprint-related incidents largely centered around thieves who were tracked down because they slopped their size 10s through the white stuff and left a trail that even Chief Wiggum could follow. This bit takes a slightly new bent on that trope, according to the Sandusky Register. Bores was nabbed for a DUI because of his tracks.
A homeowner near Cable Road and Ohio 113 called deputies at about 2:55 a.m. when a green Ford Explorer got stuck on a mailbox post after crushing the mailbox.
The vehicle eventually broke free, but when deputies caught up to the SUV it continued to flee. The SUV tore across icy roads and even passed a snow plow before Bores parked it behind a barn in the 11000 block of Ohio 113, the report said.
Bores then fled on foot, but fresh tracks in the snow gave him away, the report said. Deputies tracked the footprints across an open field and into the woods, where they found Bores huddled under a briar patch. The search lasted about an hour.
When he was taken to the hospital for examination, he told docs that he had been boozing “everything ... all day and night."
Charges against Bores now include OVI, obstruction, trespassing, failure to control, improper passing, open container and failure to stop at a stop sign, according to the Register.