Reporting Leigh Ann Adam
Filled under “Not a Professional Criminal”, a Los Angeles burglar left fingerprints footprints and photos of himself at the crime scene. He also left his car, his parking ticket and an iPad that may or may not have been his.
Miguel Luna kicked in a door on the house in Arleta and began burglarizing a bedroom, according to Lt. Paul Vernon of the LAPD.
Luna made so much noise the homeowner awoke and confronted the intruder. Luna then begged the owner not to call the police and ran out to his car which would not start. The burglar then came back into the house to try once again to beg for forgiveness at which point, police said, the home owner swung a garden hoe at the suspect and knocked him out. When the suspect awoke he fled the property.
When police arrived they found the suspects car with a numerous number of items including an iPad with pictures of the suspect and a parking ticket with his name on it.
“It’s often said in forensics that we always leave a little bit of ourselves behind anywhere we’ve been,” said Vernon, commanding officer of Mission Detective Division. “But this guy must have set some record on the variety and amount of evidence he left.”
Well at least there is a standard for how not to do it.