A Russian teenager stole 200 pounds of potatoes. Police found an imprint of his license plate in the snow.
An 18-year-old in Syktyvkar, the capital city of Russia’s Komi Republic, has been charged with trespassing and theft after stealing 92 kilograms (202 pounds) of potatoes. The young man was identified after an imprint from his car’s license plate was found in a snowbank. As the thief attempted to escape the scene of the crime in his Volga GAZ-31029, he crashed into the snow and failed to notice that the car’s license plate number remained clearly legible when he drove away.
The teenager managed to sell the majority of the stolen spuds before he was arrested. Police confiscated the remaining 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of potatoes and returned them to the victim of the crime.
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