Wednesday, March 21, 2007

News From Home

Every once in a while a story comes along that reminds me of home. Its rare however that a story about my actual home town appears. This is one such tale from the Metro...

A dim-witted teenage burglar left footprints in fresh snow this morning, which helped police track him down, a force spokesman said.

A homeowner from Ashington, Northumberland, rang police at 1.30am to report that two bikes had been stolen.

The thief climbed over a fence in Hindmarsh Avenue, broke into a shed and wheeled the bikes away, said a spokesman from the Northumbria Police.

'However, due to the fresh snowfall in the area, officers were able to follow a set of footprints in the snow, which led to a house a few hundred yards away,' the spokesman said.

The police located the culprit and found the bikes.

The spokesman continued: 'A 16-year-old boy from the Ashington area was arrested and is currently in custody on suspicion of burglary.'

... and yes there are people just that dumb back home.

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