German Police Follow Feather Trail to Thief
A bungling German thief left a Hansel and Gretel-style trail of feathers which led police om the crime scene to his front door, authorities said on Tuesday.
Police in the western city of Bochum said the man ripped open his quilted jacket as he broke into a shop to steal a karaoke set and did not notice it was leaking feathers all the way home. A witness saw the break-in and quickly told police.
"Luckily they were able to act before the next story was played out -- "Gone with the Wind," said Bochum police spokesman Frank Plewka. "All they had to do was follow the feathers."
The 36-year-old was astonished when police came knocking at his door shortly afterwards to arrest him.