Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – To Catch A Criminal Crazy Crime

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Welcome, Super Sleuths! Time for another Super Sleuth Challenge. If you think you know the answer to our Super Sleuth Question, just put the correct letter in the comments below.

The Sleuth with the most correct answers this month will be declared the Super Sleuth Challenge Winner and receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of Dani Pettrey’s New Book Silenced which releases in May.

Every now and then you run across a crime story that leaves you shaking your head and wondering why some criminals quit their day jobs. This is one such story.

Follow with me and see if you can guess how this criminal got caught.

The year is 2014. Yep, a slice right out of this year’s news. A thirty-year-old man steals music equipment and lead piping to sell for cash. Unfortunately, he never got the chance to cash in his loot.

How do you think this criminal got caught?

A. He had to place an emergency call for help. After stealing the loot, the criminal fell a distance during the escape and broke his leg, pelvis, and nose. He was forced to call for an ambulance and was caught with his loot nearby on the ground.

B. He dropped his bank card at the crime scene. During the burglary the man accidentally dropped his bank card at the scene. When the Police searched for evidence, his bank card led them right to his door.

C. During the burglary he signed for a package. While in the process of stealing from his victims the door bell rang. The thief panicked and opened the door to the mail man who requested his signature on a package. The criminal signed his own name. The Police easily tracked the signature from the package back to the thief.

D. He tried to sell the music equipment back to the same store who the victims bought it from in the first place. The store where the thief tried to sell the music equipment, originally sold the new version to the victims of the crime. When they recognized a custom designed system they called the Police and the criminal was caught.

Which of these do you think is true?



About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

10 thoughts on “Wednesday Super Sleuth Challenge – To Catch A Criminal Crazy Crime

  1. dtopliff says:

    I’m going with A, though all possibilities are fascinating. Good and interesting blogs.

  2. I’m going to guess D but I really like C. That would have been hilarious!

  3. bonnie navarro says:

    I really like all the answers. Especially A and B but I believe the real answer is D. A store would know serial numbers or custom designs.

  4. dianekratz says:

    I pick A. Although any of these wouldn’t surprise me!

    • Michelle Lim says:

      It’s crazy how easy it would be to believe any of these. Our society has changed so much and criminals aren’t all the brightest bulbs…some don’t even have a switch to turn on. LOL.

  5. Anna Wetherington says:

    I’m going with D.

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