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Burglar Left Shoeprint in Cajun Spice on Victim’s Floor

Broken window glass and a clue left in spilled spicy seasoning led the police to an alleged burglar who reportedly wrecked the inside of a home in Pennsylvania.

On May 6, someone reportedly burglarized a Johnstown apartment while the tenant was not there. A person was driving past while the alleged intruder was still outside, and when they spotted the man, they became suspicious of his activity. They called the authorities to report what they saw, and officers from the Johnstown Police Department headed to the address to see what was going on.

When the officers arrived, they said they saw footwear thrown around outside near the apartment. The resident told them she believed the man came in through a window on the side of the unit and then walked out the front door when he left. It was noted that one window was forced open, and another was shattered. Broken glass was scattered on the ground, and tiles that were once covering the ceiling were pulled down. Cajun spice was spilled on the kitchen floor, and a shoeprint was left in the powder. The police believed the damage was caused by the burglar, and that the print in the spice was left by him as well.

According to reports, the suspect called the resident and allegedly copped to the break-in and resulting mess. The police went to the caller’s home and reportedly saw marks that looked like they were made with Cajun powder near the man’s door.

The suspect was taken into custody and booked into the Cambia County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct, in addition to misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was released from incarceration after posting a $50,000 bail.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a theft offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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