Suspect returns to crime scene for cell phone

AP News
Posted: Nov 13, 2009 3:20 PM

Sioux Falls Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Wednesday when he returned to the scene of a crime to retrieve his cell phone. Police said they got a call Wednesday evening from a woman who saw a man inside her unlocked car. She and a neighbor shooed the man away _ but she noticed later that her digital camera was gone.

The woman called police about an hour later when she saw the same man back in the parking lot of her apartment building.

Officers said they arrested the suspect with the camera. He told police he was looking for his cell phone.

The man was charged with criminal entry of a motor vehicle and petty theft.


Information from: Argus Leader,