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Alleged Burglar Leaves Behind Photos; Gets Arrested

Put this on the top of the list of stupid criminal behavior.

When Santa Cruz Police were investigating the Thursday burglaries of two businesses on Pacific Avenue – Santa Cruz Glass and Khyber Pass Restaurant – they found a digital camera that had apparently been left behind.

On it was a picture of Richard Stipe. The next day, Officer Azua got called to investigate someone suspcicious on River Street. The officer recognized the person from the picture he was shown the day before.

When Officer Azua questioned Stipe, 42, about the camera, Stipe reportedly confessed to the burglary. He was booked into Santa Cruz County Jail Friday.

Amber Gillespie February 17, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Well isn't that convenient?
Tricia February 18, 2013 at 05:57 PM
stupid is as stupid does.
Lisa February 18, 2013 at 08:32 PM
Thanks, Stipe. You saved the community the cost of our peace officers trying to track you down.
Chris Jordan February 18, 2013 at 08:50 PM
uh oh! Elevator is on wrong floor...
margaret Anderson February 21, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Was that Stipes's business card? (His picture)

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