POLICE: Candy Wrapper Trail Led To Teen Suspects

Five Florida teens face burglary-related charges after police followed a trail of candy wrappers from the crime scene back to the house of one of teens.

Officers responded to a break-in Tuesday in Palm Bay on Florida's central Atlantic coast. An officer then followed a trail of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups packages in the backyard.

The officer noticed another wrapper on the front porch of a house near the victim's house.

Officers found several juveniles at the other house. Police say the teens confessed to the burglary and informed officers that the stolen property was in the attic.

Three of the teens face armed burglary charges and two others face charges of resisting arrest without violence and tampering with evidence.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Feb 19, 2009 at 04:58 PM
    Our future congressmen.
  • by Wilma Location: itsnotmyfault, FL on Feb 19, 2009 at 02:25 PM
    Another proud moment for the under 21 generation!
  • by Alison Location: Havelock on Feb 19, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    Stupid is and stupid does!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 19, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    Well duh huh, at least if you at least break in then watch what you leave behind. They are some of the dumbest thieves in America. I wonder if it is going to reach Dumb Crook News on John Boy & Billy.
  • by K Location: Greenville on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    Another case for "America's Dumbest Criminals".
  • by Geez on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:04 PM
    Dumb kids....
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