Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dog shit footprints

I take it that you all know the story of Hansel & Gretel and how they managed to find their way home by following a trail of bread crumbs through the woods ?

This story from America looks at the children's fable from a modern slant and uses dog faeces instead of bread crumbs!

Durham, North Carolina, USA:

Police found a man accused of drunkenly driving into a yard by following a trail left after he walked away through droppings left by the resident's dogs.

Police say Josue Herrios-Coronilla, 18, was drunk when he left his apartment and drove his black Camaro on the wrong side of the road, all the way into the front yard of Bill McDonald's house.

It was 11 p.m and Bill McDonald was asleep.
“My daughter came running into the room and said, 'Dad, there are headlights right outside my window.'”

McDonald called police, and when they arrived, they saw felled fencing, crushed bushes and the inoperable car. The driver was gone.

Luckily for police, McDonald's four dogs used the yard as their "dumping" ground.
Durham police Sgt. Dale Gunter said, "When the driver stepped out of his car, he left fresh shoe prints in piles of dog poop and an odoriferous trail down the street".

Gunter followed the trail to a nearby white van where he found Herrios-Coronilla hiding. The officer smelt alcohol on his breath and saw that his shoes were covered in "evidence" from the scene of the crime.

Herrios-Coronilla was arrested and charged with drink driving & drinking underage.

Though McDonald's yard was torn up, he is quoted as saying, "Shit happens!".

Taking this to the next level - shouldn't the police be giving this out as crime prevention advice?

If we encircled our houses, cars & valued possessions with dog shit then crime would be slashed, with the police able to track the offender no matter where they try and hide?


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