Snow is your friend, officer

It’s just as simple as this:

Mother Nature gave Olympia [Washington] Police officers a crime-fighting boost when they responded to a burglary call Monday morning.

Footprints in fresh snow greeted officers who responded to the 911 call about a commercial burglary alarm at the Taco Bell in the 1100 block of Cooper Point Road at 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Officers saw footprints approaching the building, according to Lt. Paul Lower. The footprints led to a ladder where the snow also was disturbed, Lower said.

The ladder led to the roof, where more fresh footprints led to an open hatch with more disturbed snow.

That’s some mighty fine police work there, Paul. But it’s also eminently sensible:

Lt. Lower’s conclusion? “Snow makes crime scene investigation much easier.”

(Via American Digest.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    15 February 2017 · 2:48 pm

    Once again, I quote my mother: “Smart people don’t become criminals.”

    (I would probably insert a “usually” in there, but I think her statement as uttered applies here.)

  2. Mike aka Proof »

    15 February 2017 · 4:52 pm

    It was *removes sunglasses* snow problem! (cue The Who)

  3. nightfly »

    17 February 2017 · 12:47 pm

    And I would have gotten away with it too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!

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