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Carl Eugene Butler, 18, probably should not have gone to police headquarters. But when a detective left him a message asking him to collect some property from a past arrest, he made an appointment and went. Police say they wanted to see him because they’d found some court papers with his name in an Infiniti that had been stolen and abandoned. When he turned up, police say, he was carrying the keys to a Hyundai. “On a hunch,” a detective walked around the neighborhood and found that car, which had been reported stolen, near the police building. So now Butler is charged with stealing two cars — cars whose drivers apparently left unlocked with their keys inside. (AC/Tampa Bay Times) ...With victims like these, who needs smart crooks?
Original Publication Date: 08 November 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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