Arrest made in comic book burglary after suspect leaves cellphone

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FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – A thief who broke into a Jefferson County comic book shop was arrested after police said the suspect left evidence for them to track.

The owners of All the Rage Comics and Games in Festus said a burglar hit their store early Tuesday morning by busting through a backdoor. The thief stole a laptop, a cash register, two KISS action figures and assorted Pokemon cards.

Owners Jason Hughes and Brandon Williams said the not-so-super villain left a special gift behind: a cellphone and pack of cigarettes.

“When police were investigating, the cellphone actually rang. It lit up because it was face up. When it stopped (ringing) it went to the lock screen, which showed a man’s face on it,” Hughes said. “Not only do you leave your cellphone behind, but you have a picture of yourself flexing like, ‘This is my background picture because I’m all that.’ It’s like, ‘You’re all that headed to jail.’”

Police arrested the suspect and found some of the store owners’ merchandise. Hughes and Williams are in the process of upgrading their security system. The thief only got away with $35 in cash.


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