Booze clues: Fingerprints on bottle lead to robbery suspect

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Posted: Apr 16, 2015 11:36 AM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a suspect in a Pennsylvania liquor store stick up tripped himself up by leaving fingerprints on a whiskey bottle before pulling a gun and telling a cashier he was robbing the place to help his kids.

Pedro Ewing is charged with robbery, retail theft and other offenses in the April 3 hold-up at a state-owned store in Wilkes Barre Township.

Online court records don't list a court date or a lawyer to comment on the charges. Authorities say the 42-year-old Pittsburgh man is also wanted in Los Angeles.

Police say Ewing left his booze clues when he put a $32 fifth of Gentleman Jack whiskey back on a shelf, swiping a $60 half-gallon bottle instead.

Police say Ewing pulled a gun on the clerk and got away with $82 cash.