Red Sauce Leads to Downfall of Alleged Meatball Thief

Neighbor says he saw the 'damning' evidence
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2018 4:28 PM CST
Cops: Meatball Thief Fails to Erase 'Damning Clue'
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Police say a damning clue led to the arrest of a Pennsylvania man charged with stealing a pot of meatballs—red sauce smeared on his face and clothes. Authorities in Luzerne County have charged 48-year-old Leahman Glenn Robert Potter with burglary, criminal trespass, and theft by unlawful taking for allegedly swiping a pot of meatballs from a man's garage on Monday, the AP reports. Police say the victim reported his meatballs missing and told officers at around 2:30pm Monday that he saw Potter standing in front of his house with red sauce on his face and clothes. The pot was found on the street. It's unclear if Potter washed the sauce off before he was arrested a short time later. (More weird crimes stories.)

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