Super Sleuth Wednesday – Bragging Criminals

photo by hisks

photo by hisks

Several days before Christmas, two white males entered a local Wisconsin Target store. Perhaps they were looking to score some holiday gifts at the five-finger discount. Or maybe they were just out for a thrill. Either way, the shoplifters made off with an armload full of DVDs and video games.

Later they bragged about how easy it was to get away with the loot and how stupid other shoplifters were for getting caught. After all, they’d made it out of the story without so much as a chase.

But it turns out they were the stupid ones. Shortly after bragging about their criminal skills, they were both arrested for the theft. How did they get caught?

  1. The two would-be felons recounted their criminal success to a friend, who turned them in. The friend, jealous that he wasn’t included in the outing, called the police. If he wasn’t happy, then no one was going to be happy.
  2. The two shoplifters took their loot to a small diner. While talking loudly about the theft, they realized that the restaurant was a favorite of the local police, and several uniformed officers heard everything they said. The pair were promptly arrested.
  3. One of the criminals pocket-dialed 911 following the crime. Still high on their successful crime, the pair lauded each other while a 911 dispatcher heard the whole thing. Tracking the cell phone number, the police were able to locate and arrest the criminals.

How do you think they got caught?

Leave your guess in the comments section. Maybe you’ll be this month’s Super Sleuth.

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4 thoughts on “Super Sleuth Wednesday – Bragging Criminals

  1. joaniebruce says:

    #3 This is great fun…..Thank you!

  2. Janet says:

    I think it was #3 also.

  3. dtopliff says:

    I think the answer is behind Door #2.

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