Monday, April 23, 2012

Good detective work!

Legwork wins out every time.

Michigan detective bumps into cigarette-buying theft suspect
Associated Press -

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A Michigan detective can credit legwork, luck and one man's bad habit for his latest arrest.

A Traverse City police detective went to a local gas station Thursday to show clerks a surveillance video image of someone accused of stealing a woman's credit card a week before. The man Detective Kevin Gay was looking for was buying a pack of cigarettes there.

Capt. Brian Heffner, who leads the detective bureau, said a chance encounter like this is rare but welcome.