Stupid Things People Do For Sneakers: PA Teen accused of stealing $1,000 worth of sneakers

Our latest entry into the pantheon of footwear-inspired foolishness, takes us to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where a local teen may learn the tough yet valuable lesson of when you play stupid games, you win stupid prizes.

Local authorities charged 18-year-old Angel L. Carrasquillo with felony counts of burglary and criminal trespassing and misdemeanor counts of theft and receiving stolen property.

Bethlehem police responded to call for a burglary at a home on 13th street. The homeowners told law enforcement they had left the residence at approximately 11:30 a.m. earlier that day and returned five hours later. According to court records, upon their return, they found the garage keypad was missing, lights were left on and the bedrooms were ransacked. The homeowners told cops four pairs of sneakers valued at $1,000 were missing and all of the clothing removed from dresser drawers. The court records also indicated the homeowners stated the house was locked when they departed and that they and Carrasquillo, who was dating a woman who lived at the house, were the only ones who knew the garage code.

Earlier the same day, police were called to the same residence by a neighbor who reported what she thought was suspicious behavior. An officer on the scene discovered Carrasquillo getting into a car. He ran off when the officer attempted to speak with him, he ran off. However inside the car Carrasquillo was seen entering were several pair of sneakers that matched the description given by the owner.

An arrest warrant issue for Carrasquillo resulted in his apprehension.

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