Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Truth is Stranger #12: Thou Shalt Not Steal, But If Thou Doest, Thou Shalt Not Be Stupid

...As in dropping your ID in the sacristy of the Church you just stole from....

Eyewitness News has learned in the case of the Oceanside robbery, police nabbed the would-be robber after he dropped his identity at the scene.
Police say 23-year-old Elvi Rodriguez... lingered inside St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church at Anchor Avenue in Oceanside after a 2 p.m. Mass on Sunday.

After the church cleared out, Rodriguez tried to pocket cash from the collection boxes but there was no money in the boxes. So Rodriguez allegedly checked the private church sacristy. In doing so, he dropped his identification.

He was subsequently arrested and charged with third-degree burglary.

Hat tip to The Curt Jester for this one.

--I.C.

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