Missed it by that much

Like so many folks, I love dumb-criminal stories. But my favorites have to be the ones about crooks who engineer a great plan, only to be tripped up by the most mundane details. The bank robber who runs out of gas. The mugger who picks a karate champion. The dope dealer who misdials a cop.

There’s another one of those in this morning’s Boston Herald. Apparently one enterprising crook crashed a party in Concord, MA and ripped off over $200 from the hosts and guests. He probably figured he’d never get caught, because he had the perfect alibi.

The only thing he didn’t take into account was the recent snowfall, which led police right to him.

At least the cops didn’t have to transport him very far…

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