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Scene of the Crime II

A burglary of a home in Seattle, Wash., apparently ended abruptly when the 36-year-old burglar dropped his glasses on the floor, and he couldn’t find them. He fled, but returned to the home later to ask the residents for his glasses back. When the homeowners refused, he walked away. Police found him soon afterwards, clearly having trouble seeing as he walked. The man was jailed on burglary charges — without his glasses, which were booked as evidence. Police didn’t release the man’s name, so the local press immediately dubbed him “Mr. Magoo”. (JW/Seattle Post-Intelligencer) ...Wait: he went back to the house? How did he find it?
Original Publication Date: 05 June 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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