This is almost as funny as the police blotter from my college paper, which once reported that a man had called 911 to report that he felt "threatened" by an unused maxi pad that someone had stuck to the windshield of his truck.
St. Paul neighborhood hit by burglaries
At one home, the burglar stole potato chips and Gatorade but was foiled in his effort to get away with a frozen pizza. At another, he took a laptop computer and Proactiv acne solution.
“We call him the 'pimply-faced bandit,’” said Dawn Pape, who was on a weekend getaway with her new husband when their home was invaded.
Cebrian O. Sims, 19, of St. Paul, was charged this week in Ramsey County District Court with burglarizing eight homes in St. Paul’s Mounds Park area. He faces four counts of felony second-degree burglary.
Pape and her husband of six months, Kevin, were at a bed-and-breakfast in Lanesboro, Minn., when neighbors who were watching their house called police July 21 to report that their home and the Papes’ home, both on McLean Avenue, had been burglarized.
The laptop stolen from the Papes was found in a nearby Dumpster. Investigators found the Proactiv solution when they searched Sims’ apartment, a search warrant affidavit said.
“The officer informed me [Sims] was using it,” Pape said. “I didn’t really want to use it [after that].”