It takes a lot of chutzpah to commit a crime. Or maybe just not a lot of smarts. But either way, criminals know that when they break they law, they’re risking fines and/or jail time. But some criminals just can’t help but press their luck and tempt fate. And when they do, sometimes they get caught. Sometimes they don’t.
Thus was the case of a young North Carolina man. The police force had been investigating several cases of breaking and entering, and they had been looking for a certain suspect for several weeks. When they tracked him down at his home, the cops were in for a big surprise. They knew the man.
Where did they know him from?
- He had visited the police station several days before, attempting to claim reward money for turning in an accomplice. The police had sent him away empty handed, not realizing that he was also on their suspect list.
- He had attended an anti-crime event the day before and beaten several officers at a doughnut-eating contest. He claimed his prize and left before officers realized who he was.
- He worked at the officers’ favorite diner and had served them on several occasions. Because he used a coworker’s name tag, they never knew him by his real name.
Where do you think the police recognized him from? Leave your guess below for a chance to be this month’s Super Sleuth!