(KTVU) - Here's the Rap Sheet for November 6th, 2015:
BUSTED AT SAFEWAY: Seems like a burglar in El Cerrito did everything wrong the other day. After kicking in he front door of a home on Cypress Avenue, he left a shoe print on he door. He then took cash, jewelry and electronics and left, but not before leaving behind a bike, a bag of Cheetos and an orange soda - with a receipt from Safeway - in the backyard. The next day, police went to the store and reviewed surveillance footage for the transaction in question. Lo and behold, as the officer left Safeway, there was the same suspect from the video right there in the parking lot - and still wearing the same clothes that he had on in the footage. Plus, the shoes he was wearing matched the print on the door, police say.
TAKING A TOUR: Then there's this gem from the Richmond police, who used a euphemism we've never seen before. A planned traffic stop for a stop-sign violation turned into a wild chase, which the cops termed a "tour of the city." When the cops caught up to the scofflaw, they smelled the strong odor of burnt marijuana from inside the car and this loaded Glock .32-caliber handgun (see Facebook post below). Referring to the pot, RPD couldn't resist this dig: "No, the occupants were not medicinal marijuana, card-carrying members."
CRIME FILES THIS SUNDAY: Join me on "Crime Files with Henry Lee" this Sunday, Nov. 8 when SFPD Officer Carlos Manfredi and I discuss a recent uptick in cell-phone thefts in the city, and what you can do to protect your property.
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