Thieves Hide Stolen Jewelry in Their Chinese Take-Out
Florida police find the loot sitting on thieves' chicken, fried rice, and egg roll
Florida police find the stolen loot in the General Tso's chicken (PHOTO: MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT. / February 9, 2012)
An advisory had been issued to the cops, to be on the lookout for suspects in a residential burglary. The thieves got away with a $1,000 digital camera and jewelry worth $500. Witnesses gave police a description of the four suspects and their vehicle.
After stopping a vehicle that matched the description, a Martin County sheriff's deputy saw the digital camera in the back of the car.
Deputies then found the stolen jewelry on the front console inside a takeout plate of Chinese food, sitting on top of the chicken, fried rice and egg roll.
Deputies charged three thieves with grand theft. A fourth suspect, the teenage minor, was also taken into custody. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and grand theft.