Tyree Brown was arrested by Sacramento Police after officers followed a trail of popcorn from a crime scene to his apartment.
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A messy thief has been arrested after a trail of popcorn led police directly from a crime scene to the suspect's living room.
Sacramento police say they responded to an alarm at the Food Stop store in Natomas early in the morning on New Year's day. When officers arrived they found that the business had been broken into and several items taken.
That's also when they noticed a trail of popcorn. Officers followed the trail of clues to an apartment complex behind the store and to the door of one unit. When officers knocked, they noticed the popcorn kernels continued inside the apartment. Officers found the stolen property inside.
Officers arrested Tyree Brown for a theft warrant and possession of stolen property. He may be charged with burlgary at a later time.